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Timetables and Fares

with Ullswater 'Steamers'



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Main Pier Timetable

Glenridding, Howtown, Pooley Bridge

Our 2017/18 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 - Lilac

- - - - 9.45 10.10 10.35 10.55
9.45 - 10.20 10.45 11.00 11.25 - 12.00
11.20 - 11.55 12.20 12.40 1.05 - 1.40
12.15 - 12.50 1.15 2.00 2.25 - 3.00
2.20 - 2.55 3.20 3.40 4.05 - 4.40
3.15 - 3.50 4.15 4.30 4.55 - 5.30
4.55 5.15 5.40 6.05 - - - -


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

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Fares & Services 2017



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

Single £6.80 £3.40 N/A
Return £10.80 £5.40 £30.00

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

Single £9.50 £4.75 N/A

Glenridding and Pooley Bridge Round the Lake Pass journey time approx 140mins but this ticket is valid all day so you can hop on/off as many times as you like. You also receive a 50% off voucher to visit sister attraction Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Aira Force single cruise upgrade available at £1.50 adult and 75p child. 

Return £14.20 £7.10 £36.50

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

Single £6.00 £3.00 N/A

Pooley Bridge to Aira Force (9:45 direct) single journey approx. 45 minutes

Single £8.20 £4.10 N/A

Howtown to Aira Force (10:10 direct) single journey approx. 25 minutes

Single £6.00 £3.00 N/A

Dogs welcome for just £1
Bikes £1.50. Please note there are a a limited number of bikes per sailing. 

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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

GR (D)AF (D)
10.00 10.20
11.00 11.20
12.00 12.20
1.30 1.50
2.45 3.05
3.45 4.05
4.40 5.00

GR Glenridding, AF Aira Force, (D) Departure

Fares & Services 2017

    Adult  Child (5-15)
Single £6.00 £3.00

Dogs welcome for just £1
Cycles £1.50 (limited number per sailing)


Great Value

Great Value in 2017

Early Bird Ticket - Are you an early riser? Standard fares are 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.

Four Adults concession - 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).

Sustainable travel 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.

 The Ullswater Way ticket - Walk sections of the 20 mile Ullswater Way over 5 days and use the steamer to connect with your start or finish point.  Choose your way to walk the Ullswater Way! Download the leaflet here. Adult £40 and Child £20.  Valid for 5 days including date of issue. Book online here. Read more about the Ullswater Way on the Lake District National Park website or download OS based maps showing the route.

Gift Experiences and Gift Vouchers

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Gift Vouchers

Treat someone to something special with one of our gift vouchers, minimum gift voucher value is £5.00.

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Gift Experiences

Cruise for two with a bottle of Prosecco - enjoy a round the lake cruise on our scheduled service for 2 Adults with a bottle of Prosecco.  Cruise must be taken from Glenridding.

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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 £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.