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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 from 8:30am running every 60 minutes. 

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

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

So what are you waiting for?


Travelling in the Lakes from Monday 3rd August?

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From Keswick, the 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 Pier connects visitors to the Windermere Lake Cruises - all aboard for a boat ride with our bus & boat tickets    before following the edge of the Lake, destination Windermere railway station. 

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

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