A network of rail, coach, bus and ferry services makes travelling around by public transport an excellent way to see the area.
On a nice day you can sit on the top deck of an open top bus and take in the scenery while you reach your destination. If you are aged 5 - 18 and live in South Lakeland there is a reduced fare bus travel card. The A2B Now Card, costing an initial £7.50, can pay for itself quickly and allows you to travel on all South Lakeland buses for no more than £1.80 for a single journey or £3 for a return.
For passengers wanting to discover the area by rail, the Lakes Line connects Oxenholme to both Kendal and Windermere. On the Furness Line, trains run direct from Lancaster to Arnside, Grange-over-Sands and Ulverston. For more information on train times and routes please visit the website of National Rail.
If you want to cross Lake Windermere, why not take the Windermere Ferry which has been in operation for more than 500 years. The craft carries up to 18 cars and over 100 passengers, reducing traffic on the surrounding narrow roads and easing congestion and pollution. It takes about 10 minutes to cross from Ferry Nab just south of Bowness to Ferry House at Far Sawrey.
For full details of bus, rail and ferry services within South Lakeland, please visit Traveline. There's also a useful tool to find your nearest bus stop and times. For a comprehensive list of bus times across South Lakeland please see the County Council's online timetable.
For information on coach travel for groups, coach guides and up-to-date coach parking information in South Lakeland please explore our coach travel and tours page.
If you have any further queries or suggestions regarding public transport please contact Cumbria County Council via [email protected]