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There are 4 ways to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Bowness on Windermere, Royalty Cinema to Carnforth, New Street 755 / ...

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Windermere to Oxenholme Lake District
  2. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Lancaster
  3. Take the train from Lancaster to Carnforth

$12 - $34

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth 22.1 miles

$80 - $95

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth 22.1 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bowness on Windermere, Royalty Cinema and arriving at Carnforth, New Street. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth. However, there are services departing from Windermere and arriving at Carnforth via Oxenholme Lake District and Lancaster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 26 min.

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The distance between Bowness-on-Windermere and Carnforth is 18 miles. The road distance is 22.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 24 min and costs £4 - £6.

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The bus from Bowness on Windermere, Royalty Cinema to Carnforth, New Street takes 1 h 24 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, depart from Bowness on Windermere, Royalty Cinema station.

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Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Windermere station.

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The best way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth is to bus which takes 1 h 24 min and costs £4 - £6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £9 - £26 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth.
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  • Distance: 17.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 24 min

What companies run services between Bowness-on-Windermere, England and Carnforth, England?

Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire operates a bus from Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth once daily. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth via Oxenholme Lake District and Lancaster in around 1 h 26 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Windermere to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bowness on Windermere, Royalty Cinema to Carnforth, New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$80 - $95
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

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Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Carnforth, New Street station.

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Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Carnforth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth is 22 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Carnforth.

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