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The Lakes by bus brochure

Explore the Lakes by bus

Welcome to the Lake District! 

Getting around the Lake District by bus is easy, relax, take a break from driving and explore the tranquil waters and outstanding scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Choose your zone and enjoy unlimited all-day travel from as little as £9. Amble around Ambleside, Wander round Windermere or go carefree in Keswick - all without the palaver of parking.


Travelling in the Lakes this summer?

Download The Lakes by Bus Summer Timetable 



Win a weekend in the Lake District

A weekend in the Lake District? Free of charge? Yes please!

Well, it could be yours! We’re giving away a dreamy weekend in Windermere to one lucky winner. 🗻☀️         

All you have to do is enter a competition below, and you'll be entered into our prize draw. 

Lakes competition


Our lucky winner will receive...

  • A two night stay for two, at The Lamplighter Hotel, including breakfast & dinner
  • A luxury hamper, made up of locally sourced goodies                                                                            
  • Two bus & boat tickets for the weekends, for use on Stagecoach services and  Windermere Lake Cruises      
  • Travel covered up to £200.00 GBP

Competition closing date: 11:59pm 30th July


Enter Now

Competition Terms & Conditions


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The Lakes Ticket Guide 

150x150With our range of dayrider bus tickets you can get unlimited access across the Lake District to enjoy a variety of interests; from artists and poets to fell walking and boat rides, not forgetting a traditional afternoon tea (or two!). Find out more about our selection of tickets.


The best seat in the house 

The Lakes Bus

Our fun, open top  double deck bus can be part of your Lake District adventure, whether a day trip or a longer holiday, our open top bus route takes in the best tourist attractions the region has to offer: