Park, Rail & Sail

signs_ParkRailSailAlthough we feel we’ve one of the best value car-parks in the Lake-Distrcit, you can make your life simpler and reduce your carbon footprint by using one of the many other car-parks around the Lake, and then cruise, ride and visit attractions in an order thats convienient for you.


Our on-line interactive timetable will help you produce you own custom itinerary, but we’ve provided some quick links below for time-tables that will return you to your starting point at the end of the day.


Haverthwaite Station Car Park

Sat-Nav Postcode: LA12 8AL

150 spaces. Situated just off the A590 at Haverthwaite Station, with disabled parking facilities and direct access to the platform for trains.

map_steamermap_trainTodays Timetables from Haverthwaite…


Lakeside Station Car Park

Sat-Nav Postcode: LA12 8AS

300 spaces. A pay-and-display car park convienient for Lakeside Station, Pier and the Lakes Aquarium. Excellent disabled access from the car park to all of the facilities.

map_steamermap_trainTodays Timetables from Lakeside, starting by Train…

map_trainmap_steamerTodays Timetables from Lakeside, starting by Boat…


Bowness “Braithwaite Fold” Car Park

Sat-Nav Postcode: LA23 3HB (or LA23 3HQ)

600 spaces, long-stay. Situated at the end of Glebe Road in bowness, this large long-stay pay-and-display is about 15 minutes walk from the Pier. Other parking is available along Glebe Road but is often more expensive and already occupied.

map_trainmap_steamerTodays Timetables from Bowness, starting cruising North to Ambleside…

Todays Timetables from Bowness, starting cruising South to Lakeside…


Ambleside “Waterhead” Car Park

Sat-Nav Postcode: LA22 0EY

200 spaces. A pay-and-display car park just off the A5095 at Waterhead, and only a couple of minutes walk along the lake front to Waterhead pier and some of the local hostelries. The centre of Ambleside is a good 30 to 45 minute walk from here.

map_trainmap_steamerTodays Timetables from Ambleside…

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IMPORTANT NOTICE Due to the current situation and government advice we have taken the decision to close the railway as of today, Monday 23rd March. All operations will cease until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.