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

Buttermere shuttlebus from Cockermouth

The Buttermere Shuttle has now finished its successful summer season. Thank you to everyone who used it. We are now evaluating the service and will be looking for funding to run it in 2023. Watch this space for more details.

You can still get to Buttermere from Keswick using Stagecoach service 77/77A which runs daily until 6th November 2023.

Catch the free shuttle bus from Cockermouth to the beautiful Buttermere valley. This bus was popular in 2021 and we have secured funding to run it again in 2022. If you have any questions email

Summer timetable: Cockermouth to Buttermere shuttle bus 2022

The bus runs everyday from 23 July until 4 September 2022.

Cockermouth to Buttermere

Cockermouth 08:10 09:30 10:5013:0014:2016:3517:50
Low Lorton 08:2509:4511:0513:1514:3516:5018:05
Buttermere 08:4810:0811:2813:3814:5817:1018:25

Buttermere to Cockermouth

Buttermere 08:5010:1011:3013:4015:3017:1018:30
Low Lorton 09:1010:3011:5014:0015:5017:3018:50
Cockermouth 09:2510:4512:0514:1516:0517:4519:05

Operated by Hoban's

Park and ride

Park at Memorial Gardens in Cockermouth, just £5 all day.
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  • Catch the bus from Main Street, Cockermouth, East bound bus stop. No need to book, just turn up!
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome aboard.
  • 19 seater mini-bus.
  • The bus will drop off and pick up in between marked bus stops where safe to do, just let the driver know.

Connecting bus services at Cockermouth and Buttermere

From Workington you can catch the X4/5 which runs to and from Cockermouth every hour

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 some great walks along lake shores and to the famous 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.