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There are 4 ways to get from Accrington to Windermere by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 19m

  1. Take the train from Accrington to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
  3. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere

£18 - £47

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Train, bus  •  3h 28m

  1. Take the train from Accrington to Carnforth
  2. Take the bus from Carnforth, station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange 555

£16 - £23

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Windermere National Express / ...

£16 - £23

Drive  •  1h 10m

  1. Drive from Accrington to Windermere 64.7 miles

£10 - £16

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The cheapest way to get from Accrington to Windermere is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Accrington to Windermere is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Accrington to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Accrington and arriving at Windermere via Preston and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 19m.

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The distance between Accrington and Windermere is 49 miles. The road distance is 64.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Accrington to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 2h 19m and costs £17 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2h 19m to get from Accrington to Windermere, including transfers.

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Accrington to Windermere train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Accrington station.

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The best way to get from Accrington to Windermere is to train which takes 2h 19m and costs £17 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £23 and takes 3h 30m.

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Accrington to Windermere train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Windermere station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Accrington to Windermere is 65 miles. It takes approximately 1h 10m to drive from Accrington to Windermere.

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  • Distance: 48.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 19m

What companies run services between Accrington, England and Windermere, England?

You can take a train from Accrington to Windermere via Preston and Oxenholme Lake District in around 2h 19m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Accrington to Windermere once daily. Tickets cost £11 - £16 and the journey takes 1h 50m. Stagecoach in Lancashire also services this route once a week.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Accrington to Preston
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£10 - £16
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Accrington to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £18
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £10
Off-Peak Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £35
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Windermere
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £16
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National Express
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Stagecoach in Lancashire

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