Combined bus and boat tickets

How to get toUllswater Steamerscar-free

Visit Ullswater Steamers car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

It’s quite easy to reach Ullswater Steamers car-free. Use our journey planner to find the best route from where you are. These are the bus services for the main piers:

Glenridding, CA11 0US & Aira Force waterfall, CA11 0JS

  • Bus 508 – Penrith – Windermere – Kendal

Pooley Bridge, CA10 2NN

Howton, CA11 0JH

  • Seasonal weekend bus UB3 to holiday accommodation

The nearest train station is Penrith. From there it’s 30 minutes to Pooley Bridge, or 50 minutes to Glenridding. From Windermere it is 60 minutes to Glenridding or 80 minutes to Pooley Bridge.

Cyclists welcome - plan your route here

Purchase a combined bus and boat ticket on the UB1, UB2 and UB3 buses.

Here’s some information on access to attractions, buses and trains.

About Ullswater Steamers

Look out for Wordsworth's daffodils and shy red squirrels. Hop off at pretty villages or walking routes such as the Ullswater Way. The cruises have open and covered decks with bars and toilets.

For any queries about visiting contact Ullswater Steamers on 01768482229 or

Address: Ullswater 'Steamers', The Pier House, Glenridding, Cumbria, CA11 0US. Visit Website