Windermere ferry

Fares and time table for our ferry across Windermere lake.

We operate a ferry that carries cars, bicycles and foot passengers across Windermere lake from Ferry Nab in Bowness to Far Sawrey.

The journey takes around 10 minutes, one way. The ferry can carry up to 18 cars and over 100 passengers.

Fares

Blue badge holders, displaying a badge, and emergency services travel free.

Pay on the ferry - card payments only.

Windermere ferry fares
Fares from April 2024 Single
Pedestrian £1.10
Pedal cycle and rider £2.15
Moped, motorcycle, horse £2.70
Vehicles up to 6m £6.45
Vehicles over 6m £11.80
Vehicle and trailer over 6m £11.80

Special contracts are available for:

  • books of tickets
  • three month pre-paid contracts
  • six months pre-paid contracts
  • annual pre-paid contract

Call: 01539 713 066

Departure times

The ferry runs throughout the day, the journey takes around 10 minutes one way.

Weather conditions, maintenance issues and numbers of passengers can all effect the times of ferry departures.

Summer

Last Saturday in March to last Sunday in October.

Monday to Saturday: 

  • departs Ferry Nab, Bowness 6.50am
  • last crossing from Bowness 9.50pm
  • last crossing from Sawrey 10pm.

Sunday:

  • departs Ferry Nab, Bowness 8.50am
  • last crossing from Sawrey 10pm.

Winter

Last Sunday in October to last Saturday in March.

Monday to Saturday:

  • departs Ferry Nab, Bowness 6.50am
  • last crossing from Bowness 8.50pm
  • last crossing from Sawrey 9pm.

Sunday:

  • departs Ferry Nab, Bowness 8.50am
  • last crossing from Bowness 8.50pm
  • last crossing from Sawrey 9pm.