Ullswater bus: Special summer fares
In July and August 2022 your group can buy a Penrith and Ullswater DayRider ticket for just £17 (normally £24). Your ticket lets up to 5 people travel all day on the bus through the Ullswater valley, from Penrith to Pooley Bridge down to Glenridding and Patterdale and a stop at the stunning Aira Force waterfalls. You can buy your ticket on the bus with contactless payment available.
Day tickets for just one person are also available, with the explorer ticket giving you travel through the whole of Cumbria.
For more information visit the Lake District National Park website.
Bus timetables are available on the Stagecoach website.
Bus and boat combo ticket
Take a cruise on the Ullswater 'Steamer', and combine it with bus travel anywhere in Cumbria for the day, for just £17.50 per adult. You can buy your ticket on the bus, or at Ullswater Steamers. A great way to get to the Ullswater Valley, and combine a cruise on the lake with a walk and some sightseeing, with an easy way back to your starting point.
Park and ride from Penrith or Lowther
You can park in Penrith and get the 508 bus into the Ullswater Valley, some buses will be open top to really soak the views of the lake and fells. If you park at Lowther, you can hire a bike and take the off-road bridleways into Ullswater. There's also bike hire at Glenridding at the southern end of the lake, so catch the bus down and then explore!