Getting around Keswick and Bus Timetables
Keswick Winter Bus Timetables - from 8th November 2021
Covid 19 Update - Bus Fares - although most customers are now using contactless and other forms of digital payment Drivers will only be accepting exact fares and drivers will be unable to give change. Click here for more information.
This service runs from Penrith bus station via Penrith railway station to Keswick and then continues to Cockermouth and Workington. The X5 serves the villages of Threlkeld, Portinscale, Braithwaite and Thornthwaite whilst the X4 goes to Bassenthwaite village, Castle Inn and the Lakes Distillery. Please note that the bus doesn't go into Portinscale village but stops on the A66.
555 Lancaster - Keswick This service runs between Lancaster and Keswick via Kendal, Windermere railway station, Ambleside and Grasmere.
554 Keswick - Carlisle This service runs between Keswick and Carlisle via Mirehouse, Castle Inn Hotel, Bothel, Mealsgate, Bolton Low Houses, Wigton and Thursby.
Seasonal Bus Services - summer season only
The following services operate during the summer season (April to October) only.
77/77A The Honister Rambler
This is a circular seasonal bus service which operates from Easter to October in both clockwise and anti clockwise directions taking in Portinscale, Catbells, Grange, Seatoller, Honister Slate Mine, Buttermere, Lorton and Whinlatter Forest. Travel through one of the steepest passes in the region, the Honister Pass.
73 - Carlisle/Caldbeck/Keswick
The Caldbeck Rambler is a seasonal (Easter - October) and Saturday only circular route from Keswick to Caldbeck. Service 73 runs via Mirehouse and Dodd Wood, Bassenthwaite village, Uldale and Ireby to Caldbeck and returns to Keswick via Hesket Newmarket, Mungrisdale, Threlkeld and Castlerigg Stone Circle.
208 - Keswick to Patterdale This is a seasonal (Easter - October) and Saturday only circular route from Keswick to Patterdale. Service 208 runs via Troutbeck, Aira Force, Matterdale. and Glenridding to Patterdale.
Visit the Stagecoach website for more info and to plan a journey.
Where's my bus? Click here for a live tracker for buses in the Keswick area.
By Keswick Launch
Click here to see the latest info on the launch service.
Click here to see which Keswick launch jetties are open today.
Your bicycle, or one hired locally is an excellent way to explore the area. Several long distance cycle routes pass through the area, notably the C2C 71. Please note the railway path between Keswick and Threlkeld is currently only partially open and not a through route due to bridges washed away by the floods. Click here for more information.
Bike hire available from -
Why not take a look at our walking page. There is a choice of easy and more strenuous routes available.
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