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most beautiful lake
Timetables and Fares

with Ullswater 'Steamers'



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Main Pier Timetable

Glenridding, Howtown, Pooley Bridge

Our 2016/17 brochure, includes fares and timetable. Dogs and Bicycles are permitted, subject to small charge.
There are cycle racks at both Pier Houses.

Using the Timetable

Select the date of your visit on the calendar below. The timetable will then be updated to show the sailing times on your chosen date.
Please note: For Aira Force timetables click here.

Colour denotes the timetable used on day

Today's Timetable - Red

- - - 9.45 10.15 10.50
9.45 10.25 10.50 11.00 11.30 12.05
10.30 11.10 11.35 11.45 12.15 12.50
11.15 11.55 12.20 12.30 1.00 1.35
12.15 12.55 1.20 1.55 2.25 3.00
1.00 1.40 2.10 2.40 3.10 3.50
2.05 2.45 3.10 3.20 3.50 4.25
3.15 3.55 4.20 4.30 5.00 5.35
4.00 4.35 5.00 5.05 5.30 6.05
4.45 5.25 5.50 - - -

GR - Glenridding, HT - Howtown, PB - Pooley Bridge, (A) - Arrival, (D) - Departure

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Fares & Services 2016


Glenridding/Pooley Bridge to Howtown single journey time approx 35 mins

Single £6.60 £3.30 N/A
Return £10.40 £5.20 £29.00

Glenridding to Pooley Bridge (and vice-versa) journey time approx 65 mins

Single £9.30 £4.65 N/A

Glenridding and Pooley Bridge Round the Lake Pass journey time approx 140mins - excludes Aira Force cruise.  50% off at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway with this ticket.

Return £13.90 £6.95 £35.00

Glenridding to Aira Force (and vice-versa) journey time approx. 20-25 mins

Single £5.20 £2.60 N/A

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Aira Force Timetable

Glenridding to Aira Force Pier (or vice versa).
Journey time approx 20 – 25 minutes.

Colour denotes the timetable used on day

Today's Timetable - Sailing

Please be aware that 'Steamers' to Aira Force only operate to and from Glenridding.

GR (D)AF (D)
10.00 10.30
11.00 11.30
12.30 1.00
1.30 2.00
2.30 3.00
3.30 4.00
4.30* 5.00*

*Please note that due to the end of british summer time affects 26 October - 1 November 2015 sailings - see below for time change

GR Glenridding, AF Aira Force, (D) Departure

Fares & Services 2016

    Adult  Child (5-15)
Single £6.50 £3.25

Great Value

Great Value in 2016

Are you an early riser? Standard fares reduced by 10% (terms & conditions apply) on the 9:45 departure from either Glenridding or Pooley Bridge. Does not apply to online tickets.

Pay Once and Sail all Day* with The Round the Lake Pass this fare also qualifies for a 50% voucher towards another great day out with our sister company the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

Extra discount for four adults travelling together (terms & conditions apply) 1 adult travels at 1/2 price. This applies to Round the Lake Tickets only.

Our Family Ticket is for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult with 3 children - it's even slightly better value for 2 adult with 1 child - (children 5–15 years old inclusive, under 5s free).

Ullswater 'Steamers' cruises are designed to maximise your experience. The Round the Lake Pass gives you the freedom to hop on/off all day; alternatively, our shorter options provide the opportunity to travel on two different vessels. Please consult our timetable for your Howtown connection times on our shorter cruises. Small charge for dogs and cycles.

Our Triple Attraction Ticket offers outstanding value giving entry to Lowther Castle & Gardens, Dalemain Garden only (upgrade to Mansion available on day) and a Sail all Day Cruise ticket on Ullswater (excludes Aira).  Adult £25.00, Child £6.80 (5-15), Under 5s  Free.  Book here.

Great savings can be made by combining public transport with a trip on Ullswater.  For train travel to Penrith Station and connecting bus travel to Pooley Bridge click here.  Alternatively buy your combined bus and boat ticket from your Stagecoach bus driver, more information here. 

Coming soon in 2016 - The Ullswater Way Saver - details to be announced soon.

Season Tickets

An Ullswater ‘Steamers’ Season ticket is fantastic value.  It gives unlimited travel on the ‘Steamers’ scheduled service for 12 months from the date of issue (not valid for charters or special events).  You can also use it on the Aira Force shuttle.  Link up with all the walks in the valley and explore Ullswater to the full.

 Adult Season Ticket £75

Child Season Ticket £35

Family Season Ticket £175 (Family includes 2 adults & up to 2 children)

Dog / Bike £15

 Fill in the application form and return with a passport sized photo of each applicant.


More information

Due to the historical nature of the vessels wheelchair access is not always possible. We advise passengers to call us prior to arrival to check details. For visitors with a wheelchair, please read our Access Statement.

Please note Tesco Vouchers are only valid against our full fare adult or child Round the Lake Passes (not family), they are not valid for shorter sailings, different ticket types or special events and cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.  They are only valid monday to friday and cannot be used on bank holidays.

Prices and times are subject to change without notice. Fares change on the 1st January 2017

Services run weather and operations permitting.

* Please note on lilac service the last sailings are earlier from 19th to 26th March and 30th October due to the end of British Summertime - see the amended sailings times in the section underneath the main lilac service.

** Closed on the 24th and 25th December.