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555 Keswick to Lancaster service

The 555 service from Keswick to Lancaster

The bus through the heart of the Lakes

Spectacular scenery, friendly drivers and comfy seats, what more could you ask for on a day out?

Offering a frequent service the 555 bus starts from Keswick at 7:10am (Lancaster at 7:15am) with services running every 60 minutes for most of the day. 

The route connects with Windermere Station, popular villages and top tourist attractions. 

On board there is USB charging points and audio commentary so it’s the perfect Lake District sightseeing bus.

So what are you waiting for?

Plan your journey on the route voted one of the most scenic bus journeys in England.  


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Over 885 square miles of Lakes, valleys, woodlands and fells to be discovered


Explore Keswick, a market town since medieval times which still plays host to a twice weekly market. Visit the number of unique shops and galleries on offer or take a stroll along Friar's Crag for stunning panoramic views.

From Keswick, the 555 route climbs away from the views of Derwentwater towards the wooded slopes of Thirlmere over Dunmail Raise. 

Next, heading towards Grasmere and Rydal and on to the busy market town of Ambleside where passengers are greeted with bus stop views of the Langdale valley. Ambleside is a great base for exploring the Lakes, wander down to Stock Beck and discover Bridge House, one of the most iconic buildings in the Lake District.

Ambleside Pier connects visitors to the Windermere Lake Cruises - all aboard for a boat ride before following the edge of the Lake, destination Windermere railway station. 

Windermere is a charming town for a leisurely stroll, be sure take advantage of the independent shops and local eateries. 

From Windermere, rolling hill views take to you to Kendal and through the South Lakes to Lancaster. 

With some of the best pubs, inns and Sunday lunches in the UK, you'll be spoilt for choice in Lancaster. 


 Download the 555 timetable


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