Bus timetable - Stagecoach 508

There will be major disruption to this service due to road closures until late 2022

Due to roadworks which will close sections of the A592 for re-surfacing and for installation of safety measures, there will be major disruption to this service until the end of the year

The normal Winter timetable which only runs between Penrith and Patterdale started from 7th November but will often not be able to operate the full route due to a number of road closures between Pooley Bridge and Patterdale

The road will be open before 8.00 and after 5.00, and on certain weekends, which will mean certain journeys will operate, and the bus will continue to serve all stops when it is safe to do so. 

Timetable from 5th December to 15th December  

If the plans proceeds to timetable the normal timetable will the resume from 16 December, but this may change due to progress and weather conditions 

Timetable from 16th December 


For various technical reasons the works have to take place outside the Winter period, and were delayed to start after the end of the main school holidays, to minimize disruption. 

Due to road widths and the size of machinery being used it is not possible to allow buses to run through except the School bus,.

Please note dates may be subject to change depending on weather conditions, so please check close to the time of travel for more up to date information.

Apologies for the disruption caused 

If you have any suggestions how the way timetable information is displayed can be improved (or you find any errors), please contact us at integrated.transport@cumbria.gov.uk

This service is operated by Stagecoach in Cumbria jointly from their Kendal and Penrith depots

For lost property, compliments, complaints, extra information   

'phone : 01228 819090

    or      015395 722143 (Easter until late October only)

e.mail : cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com 

post : Stagecoach Cumbria Head Office, Second Floor, Broadacre House, 16-20 Lowther Street, Carlisle CA3 8DA 

twitter : @stagecoachcnl 

Alternatively contact us at integrated.transport@cumbria.gov.uk 
If you have made a complaint and are not satisfied with how it has been dealt with you can contact the Bus Appeals Body

ENCTS (English National Concessionary Travel Scheme) / NoWCard Older person's and Disabled person's travel passes are valid for free travel on buses across Cumbria, but on Monday to Friday can only be used between 09:30 and 23:00. No restrictions apply at weekends.

If you live in Cumbria and need details of the scheme can be found on the Concessionary Travel bus pass page 

If you would like a free copy of the "Lakes by Bus" booklet, which includes the timetable for this service, plus others across the Lake District, and more information. 

Please contact us at public.transport@cumbria.gov.uk with your postal address.

If you would like a PDF copy of the timetable, please use the "Download PDF version" button at the top of the page.

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Alternatively contact us at public.transport@cumbria.gov.uk with details of the timetable you require, and we will e.mail you a copy, or can post paper timetables if supplied with an address.

(we normally respond within 24 hours, or on the following Monday for requests made at weekends) 

Tickets can be bought on the bus from the driver using cash, contactless card payments or mobile phone payment.

Sample fares specific to this route will be appear here shortly

These are some sample fares from



The Boundary for the two Day Rider tickets is Kirkstone Inn, so if you are travelling only in one area you can buy a Day Rider, if you are travelling past the Kirkstone Inn you will need a One Day Explorer 

Details of Cumbrian School Term and School Holidays dates can be found on our Calendar

Please be aware some schools, especially those near borders with other Counties, may follow different dates

if in doubt please contact the operator to check

A Sunday service operates on most Bank Holidays 

There is no service on Christmas Day and New Years Day

Map of Route with approximate current locations of vehicles shown (Scroll in or out to see buses near your stop)

Check Current Times towards

If it says "Live" its is an estimate of the expected arrival time - if not it is just the scheduled time.

Buses towards Penrith

Buses towards Patterdale / Windemere (Summer only)

If more than one service is shown press "bus 508" to just see the next journeys 

Buses towards Penrith



    Aira Force

    Pooley Bridge

Buses towards Patterdale (and Windermere in Summer)

    Penrith, Rail Station

    Penrith, Bus Station

    Pooley Bridge

    Aira Force


 Summer only

 Windermere (Summer only)

 Bowness-on-Windermere (Summer only)