Ambleside Bus Fares and Tickets

Pay Less to Travel by bus this Winter

As part of a Government initiative, a maximum £2 Single fare will apply on many bus services across Cumbria from 1st January 2023 to 31st March 2023

Participating operators : Stagecoach; Arriva; Blueworks; Cumbria Classic Coaches; Go North East; Kirkby Lonsdale Coaches; Western Dales Bus 

Please note 

  • Normal fares will apply until 31st December 2022 and they are expected to be restored from April 2023, when the funding is due to cease. 
  • Only the operators listed above are participating in the scheme, so normal fares will continue to apply on all other services   


Listed below are some sample fares for bus services. Visit the Stagecoach website for fares on other Stagecoach services. 

Tickets can be bought from the driver with no need to pre-book.

Fares shown are valid on the direct services listed. If you make the journey using other services with a change of buses, fares are likely to be higher.

Some season tickets can be bought online in advance or by phone, but all tickets are also available from the driver on the bus, in cash or using contactless payments.

To/from

Services

Adult

Single

Adult

Return

Child

Single

Child 

Return

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowness on Windermere

599

£6.80

£9.40

£4.60

£7.00

Central Lakes Day Ticket

Coniston

505

£7.00

£9.40

£5.10

£7.00 

Central Lakes Day Ticket

Dungeon Ghyll (Langdale)

516

£7.00

£9.40

£5.10

£7.00

Central Lakes Day Ticket

Grasmere

555 / 599

£5.60

£9.40

£4.00

£6.50

Hawkshead

505

£7.00

£9.40

£5.10

£7.00 

Central Lakes Day Ticket

Kendal

555

£8.90

£12.40

£6.10

£8.30

Keswick

555

£10.20

£12.40

£6.10

£8.70

Windermere

505 / 555 / 599

£5.60

£9.40

£4.00

£6.50

 


 

 

Ticket

Adult

Child /

Concession

Concession

Group

up to 5 adults/children

Central Lakes Dayrider

£9.50

(Flexi ticket also available - see notes)

£7.00

£7.00

£25.00

(Group Rambler also available - see notes)

The Central LakesDay Rider is valid for one days travel to stops as far as Bowness (599, 508, 555, 755) Coniston (505);  Dungeon Ghyll (516); Grasmere (555/599); Haverthwaite (6); Kirkstone Inn (508) but is NOT valid to Kendal, Keswick or Patterdale

One Day

North West Explorer

£12.50

(Flexi ticket also available see notes)

£9.50

£9.50

£35.00

Three Day

North West Explorer

£29.50

£21.00

  £21.00

£69

(7 Day)

Seven Day

North West megarider Gold

£32.00

£32.00

(Adult)

£32.00

(Adult)

£69

The One or Three Day Explorer and Seven Day Megarider Gold, is valid on Stagecoach buses across Cumbria

Also buses to Lancaster, Morecambe and Newcastle

Concessions : This ticket is available for those over 65 who do not hold an English National Concessionary Travel (ENCTS) Pass

or

Who wish to travel before 0930 Monday to Friday, when the ENCTS pass is not valid.

Flexi Tickets : Multiple tickets available on Stagecoach mobile App at discounted price of 5 tickets for the price of 4 or 10 tickets for the price of 7. 

If making journeys over a set seven day period, please compare price with a seven day ticket, as it may still offer better value for money even if not travelling every day.

Group Rambler Fare : £19 for a group of up to 5 adults/children making a single (one way) journey between any two stops.  

 

If you are linking a rail journey with a bus trip you can purchase a PlusBus added on to rail ticket

Windermere 

Adult

Child

Railcard

Holder

One Day

£7.00

£3.50

£4.70

Valid on full length of service 599. Also valid on all other services between Grasmere (North) and Windermere / Bowness (South) 

Plus Bus tickets are NOT sold on bus, they must be purchased in advance at a rail station or online

Find out more at PlusBus

 

 

 

Adult

Child

Group

(up to 5 - maximum 2 adults)

Windermere bus and boat

 

 

 

 

 

A single boat cruises on the red or yellow routes on Windermere

Plus

Central Lakes

day Ticket

£14.00

£9.50

£38.00

A single boat cruises on the red or yellow routes on Windermere

Plus

One Day Explorer

£17.50

£12.50

£42.00

Coniston bus and boat

 

 

 

 

 

A boat cruise on either

red or yellow boat routes

plus

Central Lakes day Ticket

£14.50

£8.80

£33.10

A boat cruise on either

red or yellow boat routes

plus

One Day Explorer

£17.80

£11.90

£35.60

Coniston and Brantwood

bus and boat

 

 

 

 

 

A boat cruise on either

red or yellow boat routes

Plus entry to Brantwood

plus

Central Lakes

day Ticket

£21.10

£8.80

£45.10

A boat cruise on either

red or yellow boat routes

Plus entry to Brantwood

plus

One Day Explorer

£25.30

£11.90

£50.80

Ullswater bus and boat

 

 

 

 

 

Any boat cruise on Ullswater

plus

One Day Explorer

£17.50

£12.00

£37.80 

(up to 4 - maximum of 2 Adults)

Derwentwater bus and boat

 

 

 

 

 

Hop on and off Keswick Launch

plus

One Day Explorer

£17.90

£11.40

£35.40


correct October 2022

If you spot any errors, or have suggestions for improvements 

Please contact us at integrated.transport@cumbria.gov.uk so the information can be updated