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Great savings on combined travel to and around Ullswater

Reduce your carbon footprint and enjoy great savings on travelling to, and around picturesque Ullswater. In conjunction with First TransPennine Express rail services and Stagecoach buses. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is delighted to offer an exclusive combined train/bus/boat ticket, saving you £s compared to separate fares.


Getting to Ullswater and how to buy your discounted tickets

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The tranquillity of a day trip or longer visit to Ullswater is easily reached by public transport. The nearest station Penrith – a charming, historic market town on the edge of Ullswater – is served by frequent rail services from across the UK. From here, connect with Stagecoach buses for the 25 minute journey to Pooley Bridge Village, where you can board a lake cruise and alight at various points to explore the area at your leisure, or enjoy one of the many walks.


The discounted combined 'Ullswater bus & lake cruise ticket' must be bought at the same time as your train travel to Penrith. Use the widget on the left to check train times and buy your tickets to Penrith from anywhere in the UK with no booking fee. Simply tick the Ullswater logo within the ‘additional options screen’ section to add the bus / boat explorer ticket. Bus connections can be found here.  

You can also buy this offer in person from any manned station.
Just ask for an ‘Ullswater Bus Boat’ ticket at the booking office.

The Stagecoach 108 and 508 services run from Penrith to Patterdale connecting with the Ullswater ‘Steamer’ North and South Pier.The 508 service continues into Bowness-on-Windermere as part of their extensive Lake District network. The Lakes Connection leaflet gives details of all services in the Lake District with times and ticket options, these can be found in all Tourist Information Centres or online here