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Timetables and Fares

with Ullswater 'Steamers'



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Main Pier Timetable

View our interactive timetable below to see sailing times on your selected day of travel. You can also find all of our ticket options and fare information to help you plan your day out. You can download our 2019 brochure here  too! 

Please note that the fares displayed are our ticket office prices; if you book your tickets in advance online you will save! From time to time we may have to change timetables at short notice and our services run weather permitting. 

Dogs and bicycles are permitted subject to a small charge and we have cycle racks at both main pier houses.

GR - Glenridding, AF - Aira Force, HT - Howtown, PB - Pooley Bridge

(D) = Departure Time, (A) = Arrival Time

Colour denotes the timetable used on day

Today's Timetable - Green

9.30 9.45 10.10 10.35 10.35 11.00 11.25 11.40
11.45 12.00 12.25 12.50 12.50 13.15 13.40 13.55
14.30 14.45 15.10 - - 15.10 15.35 15.50

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

Fares & Services 2019

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 - On The Day £16.50 £16.50 £13.50
Adult - Online £14.50 £14.50 £11.50
Child - On The Day £9.90 £9.90 £8.10
Child - Online £8.70 £8.70 £6.90
Family - On The Day £47.80 £47.80 £39.00
Family - Online £42.00 £42.00 £35.15
4 Adults - On The Day £57.80 £57.80 £47.30
4 Adults - Online £50.75 £50.75 £40.25
Foot prints

Walkers Tickets

Glenridding OR Pooley Bridge to Howtown
Single journey approx 35 minutes.
Single £7.30 £4.40 -
Return £11.65 £7.00 £32.90
Glenridding to Aira Force
Single journey approx 20 minutes.
 AdultChildNational Trust
Single £6.40 £3.90
Return £9.80 £5.90
This ticket helps support National Trust conservation projects.
Pooley Bridge to Aira Force
Single journey approx 45 minutes.
 AdultChildNational Trust
Single £8.80 £5.30
This ticket helps support National Trust conservation projects.
Howtown to Aira Force
Single journey approx 25 minutes.
Single £6.40 £3.90
Return £9.80 £5.90
Season Tickets
The 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).
To purchase your season ticket please fill in our application form and return to us with a passport sized photo of each applicant.
  £85.00 £42.50 £234.00 £16.00
Gift Experiences

Cruise for two with a bottle of prosecco. Enjoy a full round the lake cruise on our scheduled service for two adults with a bottle of prosecco. Cruise must be taken from Glenridding.

Gift Vouchers

Treat someone to something special with our gift vouchers. Minimum gift voucher value is £5.00.

Glenridding to Pooley Bridge
(or vice versa)

Single journey approx 65 minutes.
Single £10.20 £6.10
Ullswater Way
Ullswater Way Pass
Valid for 5 days from first entry
  £43.00 £25.80
Mansion, Boots and Boats
Enjoy great savings to visit both Ullswater 'Steamers and Dalemain Historic Mansion & Gardens. Valid for one entry to each attraction, valid for 48 hours from first entry point. Only available to buy online. Please note this ticket cannot be used after 31 October 2019.
  £22.00 £8.00
Joint Ticket with Lowther Castle
Enjoy great savings to visit both Ullswater 'Steamers and Lowther Castle. Valid for one entry to each attraction, valid for 7 days from first entry point. Only available to buy online.
  £23.00 £14.00
Dog Friendly
Paws for a drink
Paws for a drink at the main Pier Houses. Dogs are welcome onboard for just £1.00.

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.

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Fare donations on single journeys via Howtown help to fund footpath and conservation projects in the Ullswater valley. Your ticket helps!


Great Value in 2019

Cruise All Piers Pass; with this ticket, you can hop on/off all day and it is also valid for 24 hours from the first point of entry. This fare also qualifies for a 50% voucher towards another great day out with our sister company the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. The 50% off is only given after your visit to Ullswater Steamers.

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.

Four Adults Ticket - extra discount for four adults travelling together (terms & conditions apply) 1 adult travels at 1/2 price. This applies to the Cruise All Pier Pass 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 adults with 1 child!

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.

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

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! Read more about the Ullswater Way on the Lake District National Park website or download OS based maps showing the route.

More information

Services run weather and operations permitting.

Prices and times are subject to change without notice. Fares change on the 1st February 2020.

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 on green service from 27th October - 31 January 2020 the last sailing of the day doesn't call at Pooley Bridge Pier. See the amended sailings times marked '*' on the green timetable in our leaflet.

Closed on the 24th and 25th December.