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Best value bus tickets in the Lakes

The Lakes Ticket Guide

Hop on & hop off all day 

From £9 a day, our unlimited bus tickets give you the freedom to explore more! Plus, English concessionary pass holders can travel for FREE*!


Travelling in the Lakes this summer?

Download The Lakes by Bus Summer Timetable



Zone Tickets

Zone DayRider tickets offer unlimited travel across the designated zone. Go to the final pages in the above brochures to see routes included in each zone.

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Child & Concession*


Keswick & Honister DayRider £9  £6.70 £24
Penrith & Ullswater DayRider  £9  £6.70 £24
Central Lakes DayRider  £9 £6.70
West Cumbria DayRider  £5.70

£4.40 (under 19 only)


Explorer Tickets

Explorer tickets offer unlimited travel across the Lake District being the best value ticket for those travelling into 2 or more zones. 

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Child & Concession*


North West 1-day Explorer  £12  £9 £34.50
North West 3-day Explorer  £28 £20      - 
North West 7-day MegaRider GOLD  £30.50  -  £66

Group tickets - Valid for up to any 5 people.

Child tickets - Available for anyone under 16. 

Concessions* - If you have an English concessionary pass you can travel free between 09.30am up to 11.00pm on weekdays and public holidays and at any time on Saturdays and Sundays. As we can only accept English concessionary passes, those with Scottish or Welsh concessionary passes, and anyone over 65, can travel at the above concessionary prices.


Rambler Ticket

There are many advantages of using the bus when visiting the Lakes, especially if you plan to go fell walking. Our bus routes incorporate the rugged fells and calming waters of the four major lakes. Take the bus and enjoy a linear walk without the bother of finding a parking space, you could even enjoy a swift pint in the local pub to finish off the day!


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Group Rambler ticket £17.50



With our Group Rambler ticket a group of up to five people can make a single journey** when travelling together within either the Keswick & Honister Zone, Penrith & Ullswater Zone or the Central Lakes Zone. Tickets available to buy on the bus.







Park & Explore


You can park your car for the day and take the bus with our combined Park & Explore Ticket. Buy tickets from your driver with cash or contactless or download the Stagecoach App and buy before you board. 

Plan your day out using our journey planner.