Park and explore

Park and ride

Enjoy the freedom to explore the Lake District by bus with new inclusive bus and parking tickets.

In the central Lakes the main attractions are easily and conveniently reached by bus, with up to 4 buses per hour between Bowness, Windermere, Brockhole, Ambleside and Grasmere including open top service 599. Why not park up for the day, save money, relax and enjoy the views from the bus?

For just £18 you get all day parking at one of the following car parks:

  • Braithwaite Fold (Bowness)
  • Waterhead (Ambleside Pier)
  • Low Fold (Ambleside)
  • Stock Lane and Broadgate Meadows (Grasmere)
  • Hawkshead
  • Coniston (village).

And a Lakes Dayrider ticket, offering unlimited travel for up to 5 people travelling together on Stagecoach bus services in the Central Lakes Dayrider zone.

Simply pay at the ticket machine on the day of travel, (card payments acceptable), leave your car behind and explore the Lakes by bus.

More details on the  Stagecoach Park and Explore web page.

To plan your adventure pick up Lakes Connection timetable guide, for real time bus running details download the Stagecoach App or call Traveline 0871 200 22 33