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

with Ullswater 'Steamers'



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Main Pier Timetable

Glenridding, Aira Force, Howtown, Pooley Bridge 

Our 2018/19 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.

Colour denotes the timetable used on day

Today's Timetable - Red

- - - - 9.45 10.10 10.35 10.55
9.45 - 10.20 10.45 10.55 11.20 - 11.55
10.50 - 11.25 11.50 12.00 12.25 - 1.00
11.20 - 11.55 12.20 12.30 12.55 - 1.30
12.15 - 12.50 1.15 2.00 2.25 - 3.00
1.40 - 2.15 2.40 2.50 3.15 - 3.50
2.10 - 2.45 3.10 3.20 3.45 - 4.20
3.15 - 3.50 4.15 4.35 5.00 - 5.35
4.00 - 4.35 5.00 5.05 5.30 - 6.05
4.40 5.00 5.25 5.50 - - - -


Extra Sailing Aira Force

GR (D)AF (A)AF (D)GR (A)
10.00 10.20 10.25 10.45
11.00 11.20 11.30 11.50
12.00 12.20 12.30 12.50
1.00 1.20 1.25 1.45
2.30 2.50 3.00 3.25
3.30 3.50 4.00 4.20
4.30 4.50 5.00 5.20



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

Fares & Services 2018

Ullswater 'Steamers'

Our Cruise All Piers Pass offers you great value; valid for 24 hours from first point of entry, hop on/off all day, a free lake guide and 50% off at sister attraction Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. Other offers include Early bird 10% off and four adult concessions.

Please note, if you wish to buy online and save, tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance. Tickets can be purchased on the day from our pier houses.

Free travel for children under 5.
Child: 5-15   Family: 2+2

Cruise All Piers Pass

Minimum journey 140 minutes but you can hop on/off all day. 
(Colours refer to timetable)RedLilacGreen
ADULT gate price £15.95 £15.95 £13.00
CHILD gate price £9.60 £9.60 £7.80
FAMILY gate price £46.30 £46.30 £35.75
4 ADULT gate price £55.80 £55.80 £45.50
Foot prints

Walkers Tickets

Glenridding OR Pooley Bridge to Howtown
Single journey approx 35 minutes.
Single £7.05 £4.25 -
Return £11.20 £6.75 £31.20
Glenridding to Aira Force
Single journey approx 20 minutes.
 AdultChildNational Trust
Single £6.20 £3.75
Return £9.35 £5.60
This ticket helps support National Trust conservation projects.
Pooley Bridge to Aira Force
Single journey approx 45 minutes.
 AdultChildNational Trust
Single £8.50 £5.10
This ticket helps support National Trust conservation projects.
Howtown to Aira Force
Single journey approx 25 minutes.
Single £6.20 £3.75
Return £9.35 £5.60
Glenridding to Pooley Bridge
(or vice versa)

Single journey approx 65 minutes.
Single £9.85 £5.90
Ullswater Way
Ullswater Way Pass
Valid for 5 days from first entry
  £41.60 £24.95
Dog Friendly
Paws for a drink
Paws for a drink at the main Pier Houses. Dogs are welcome onboard for just £1.

Bicycles are permitted onboard (excluding the extra Aira Force shuttle sailings) at a small charge of £1.50. Limited number per sailing. Bike racks at both main Pier Houses.


Great Value

Great Value in 2018

Cruise all Piers Pass* with this Pass you can hop on/off all day and this ticket is also valid for 24 hours from entry. This fare also qualifies for a 50% voucher towards another great day out with our sister company the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. You will always  find our best deals online. 

Winter Fares - we have made it better value for those looking to cruise in the Winter timetables. 

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 £41.60 and Child £24.95.  Valid for 5 days including date of issue. Buy online here. Read more about the Ullswater Way on the Lake District National Park website or download OS based maps showing the route.

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.



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 £78

Child Season Ticket £46.80

Family Season Ticket £182 (Family includes 2 adults & up to 2 children)

Dog / Bike £15.60

 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 Cruise All Piers Pass (not family), they are not valid for shorter sailings, different ticket types or special events and cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.  

Prices and times are subject to change without notice. Fares change on the 1st February 2018.

Services run weather and operations permitting.

* Please note on lilac service the last sailings are earlier from 28th October to 4th 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.