Lake cruises on England’s
most beautiful lake
Timetables and Fares

with Ullswater 'Steamers'



Main Pier Timetable

Glenridding, Howtown, Pooley Bridge

Our 2015 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 - Green

9.45 10.20 - - 10.20 11.00
11.10 11.45 12.10 12.10 12.35 1.15
1.45 2.20 2.45 2.45 3.10 3.50


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

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Fares & Services 2015

Pay Once Sail all Day*

Glenridding/Pooley Bridge to Howtown (Single journey time approx 35 mins)

Single £6.40 £3.20 N/A
Return £10.20 £5.10 £27.50

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

Single £9.10 £4.55 N/A

Glenridding and Pooley Bridge Round the Lake Pass (Journey time approx 140mins) - excludes Aira Force cruise

Return £13.60 £6.80 £33.50

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

Single £5.00 £2.50 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

Sorry, there are no Aira Force sailings for this date

Fares & Services 2015

    Adult  Child (5-15)
Single £5.00 £2.50

Great Value

Great Value in 2015

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.

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.

For our regular passengers why not try our annual season ticket.  Unlimited travel for a year. Adults: £60; Children: £30; Family (2 Adults, 2 Children): £150; Dogs: £10, Bicycles: £10.  Download an application form here.

The Super Sail Saver

We've introduced a mini season ticket.  Five days' travel valid over a two week period.  Call in at one of the pier houses to buy your pass on the first day on which you wish to travel.  Then any day you wish to use the boats in the following two weeks, present your pass to a member of staff.  Adult £46.00 children £23.00

View our 2015 Brochure Online

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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 £60

Child Season Ticket £30

Family Season Ticket £150 (Family includes 2 adults & up to 2 children)

Dog / Bike £10

 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.

Prices and times are subject to change without notice. Fares change on the 1st January 2016

Services run weather and operations permitting.

* Please note on lilac service the last sailings are earlier from 26th October to the 2nd November 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.