Below are directions to each of our piers, by car, train and bus. We have also provided a handy Google Map of our pier locations and nearby car parks. Don't forget about Park & Sail that offers great value all day parking at our Lakeside Pier.
M6 Traffic use junction 36. Follow signs for south Lakes and for Windermere Lake Cruises A590 to Lakeside , A591 for Bowness and Ambleside.
Postcode: LA23 3HQ View large map
Once you have reached the pier follow signs for the long stay car park at Braithwaite Fold (400 spaces).
Ambleside Pier (Waterhead)
Postcode: LA22 0EY View large map
Our customers' car park has 21 spaces and costs £5.00 to park all day. In addition, there are 200 spaces in a public pay and display car park close to the pier.
Postcode: LA12 8AS View large map
There are 300 spaces within just a few metres of our pier and offer up to 10 hours parking for just £4.00.
Please note that passengers wishing to include steam train from Haverthwaite should note that there are an additional 150 spaces at Haverthwaite station.
Travel to Windermere Railway Station via Oxenholme - Lake District (on the main line between London and Glasgow). Bowness Pier is a 25 minute walk away or you can catch a regular bus/taxi service from outside Windermere station.
- Plan your train journey to Windermere with Northern Rail. (external link)
- Get directions to Bowness Pier from Windermere Railway Station
Stagecoach operate a 6/X6 service that links Barrow, Ulverston and Windermere to Bowness Pier, the service also calls at Newby Bridge (a 1 mile walk to Lakeside Pier.) Alternatively, they call at Haverthwaite where the steam train begins its journey to Lakeside. The 599 Service links Grasmere, Rydal and Ambleside Pier.
- See www.traveline.info to plan your bus journey (external link)