Enjoy the Lakes from our open top buses

Our very popular open top buses allow you to leave the car behind and let us be your driver for the day. With day tickets from £8.50, see the Lake District in a different way. A fun, refreshing way to see the Lakes, we have 3 open top buses covering Central, North and the Eastern Lakes.


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Bowness - Windermere - Ambleside - Grasmere on the 599

The Lakesider 599 bus runs every 20 minutes from Bowness to Grasmere, connecting with mainline station, Windermere.

We provide free WiFi, USB charging points, spaces for buggies and bikes and audio commentary, so you get even more from your trip.

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Penrith - Pooley Bridge - Aira Force - Ullswater on the 508

When visiting the North and East Lakes, take a trip to Ullswater on the open top bus.
Catch the
508, Penrith to Ullswater for lovely Lakeshore views. You can get to Pooley Bridge from Penrith in less than 20 minutes and when you buy a day’s unlimited explorer ticket, you can hop on and off the bus at key points, perfect when you have a full day of sightseeing.

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Keswick - Lodore - Seatoller on the 78


Take the 78, Keswick to Seatoller for spectacular views of Derwent Water.
unrivalled vantage point of the top deck means there are plenty of photo opportunities along the lakeside heading towards the Borrowdale Valley.

Great for Ramblers, the 78 bus is a frequent service throughout holidays and high season taking you to numerous walks in one of the most scenic valleys in the Lake District.

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