Shuttle bus on a narrow road with a lake and steep mountains behind

Buttermere shuttlebus from Cockermouth

For details on how you can catch the shuttle bus from Cockermouth to the beautiful Buttermere valley read on. This bus was popular in 2021 and 2022 and we secured funding to run it again in 2023. If you've any questions email

See also Buttermere Shuttlebus Timetable (PDF Download)

Summer timetable: Cockermouth to Buttermere 2023

Running every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday from 13 May to 28 August 2023.

Cockermouth to Buttermere

Cockermouth, Main Street 09:30 10:5013:0014:2016:20
Low Lorton 09:4511:0513:1514:3516:35
Buttermere 10:0811:2813:3814:5816:58

Buttermere to Cockermouth

Buttermere 10:1011:3013:4015:3017:00
Low Lorton 10:3011:5014:0015:5017:20
Cockermouth, Main Street10:4512:0514:1516:0517:35

Operated by Stagecoach

Fares 2023

In order to help cover costs we are introducing fares on the service this year. We tried to keep it affordable to ensure everyone can use the bus.

Cockermouth to Buttermere

  • Single Adult - £2
  • Single Under 21 years old - £1
  • Single Under 5 years old - Free
  • Single Concessionary pass holder - Free

Stagecoach North West Explorer and Keswick and Honister Day Rider tickets  are valid on this service and through-tickets are available from other Stagecoach services.

Park and ride

Park at Memorial Gardens in Cockermouth, just £5 all day.
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Useful information

  • Catch the bus from Main Street Cockermouth, East bound bus stop - just turn up!
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome aboard.
  • 23 seater mini-bus with easy access and space for one wheelchair.
  • Drop off and pick up in between marked bus stops where safe to do, let the driver know.

Connecting bus services: Cockermouth & Buttermere

  • From Workington you can catch the X4/5 which runs to and from Cockermouth hourly
  • From Buttermere you can catch the 77/77A to Keswick, via Whinlatter and Honister.
  • The last 77A for Keswick via Whinlatter departs Buttermere at 18:24 and can then connect with the X4/5 in Keswick to get back to Cockermouth if you want a longer day in Buttermere.
  • For all connecting services visit
A wooden rowing boat on a lake shore

Guide to Buttermere, Crummock Water, Loweswater and Bassenthwaite

Our guide to the Northern Lakes has details of the villages, places to eat, accommodation and great walks along lake shores and to Rannerdale Bluebells!

View down a valley with Buttermere lake

Be Lake District Kind

The Buttermere valley is a very special place. Thank you for using this bus to help keep it special. Please visit kindly and follow the Countryside Code.