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For the best seat in the house

01 Jul 2019

Summer has arrived in the Lakes and this year, visitors and residents can now take even more wonderfully scenic bus journeys.


As more UK holidaymakers choose a staycation, the increasing amount of traffic on the roads can cause frustration and detract from the beauty and attractions, so, this summer try to use your car less and the bus more!   It’s now easier than ever to plan journeys and buy tickets on the Stagecoach Bus App and all buses now offer contactless payment so it is easy, fun and hassle-free to travel by bus in the Lakes. 

Summer timetable changes include the introduction of a daily 77 & 77A service over the Honister pass towards the serenity of Buttermere and a bus every thirty minutes for the 78 open top Keswick to Seatoller (through Borrowdale); this journey is popular with walkers and sightseers, providing spectacular views of Derwent Water and the unrivalled vantage point from the top deck means there are plenty of photo opportunities too. 

The seasonal 508 open top bus from Penrith to Ullswater takes in breath-taking views of the lake and the very popular 599 open top Lakesider, operates every 20 minutes between Windermere and Grasmere, provides free WiFi, USB charging points, space for buggies and bikes and audio commentary, so visitors can get even more from their visit. 

The iconic 555 Service continues to offer journeys for tourists and residents alike from Keswick to Lancaster through the heart of the Lake District including faster journeysKeswick 555 between Lancaster and Kendal via the M6. 

For the beauty of Coniston, the 505 offers regular trips, whilst the 516 takes passengers to Dungeon Ghyll.

The Stagecoach fun, comfy and open top buses can be part of a Lake District adventure, whether it’s a day trip or staying for a longer holiday. Stagecoach bus routes in the Lakes take in the best tourist attractions the region has to offer and provides an opportunity to absorb the magnificent views while travelling from A to B with someone else doing the driving. 

The daily 77 & 77A Honister Rambler route from Keswick operates throughout the day and the service coincides with the busy season ahead. This circular route also offers great benefits for visitors to the area as they can hop on and off with an Unlimited dayrider ticket, take a linear walk around the Buttermere fells or simply enjoy a bus ride and see more of the area by taking a different route back towards Keswick. Tickets cost from £8.50.

Stagecoach recognise that its services are also a key route for people living in our communities and working hard throughout the season to continue making Cumbria and the Lake District the place to be this summer, that’s why some of our services start as early as 0515 and don’t stop until after 0100 in the morning!


So, this summer, whatever direction you take, take Stagecoach.

Download the   Summer 2019 brochure or pick up a pocket-sized guide in numerous tourist outlets.