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

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Train  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Glasgow Central

$64 - $146

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Bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Windermere to Lancaster National Express
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster to Glasgow National Express

$23 - $31

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 28m

  1. Drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow 142.7 miles

$30 - $45

Train, fly  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA

$88 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow is to bus which costs £17 - £24 and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Windermere and arriving at Glasgow via Lancaster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow. However, there are services departing from Windermere and arriving at Glasgow Central via Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 46m.

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The distance between Bowness-on-Windermere and Glasgow is 117 miles. The road distance is 142.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow without a car is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs £45 - £120.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow, including transfers.

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Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Windermere station.

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Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Oxenholme Lake District station.

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The best way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs £45 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £24 and takes 5h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow.
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  • Distance: 117 miles
  • Duration: 2h 46m

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow every 2 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 1h 50m. TransPennine Express also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow via Lancaster in around 5h 30m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $370
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
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 Windermere to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express
Bus from Lancaster to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Glasgow station.

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Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2h 28m to drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow.

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easyJet, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Flybe offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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