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

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Bus, train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Bowness on Windermere, Fold Head to Carnforth, New Street 555
  2. Take the train from Carnforth to Skipton

$15 - $23

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Train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds

$55 - $79

Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Windermere to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express

$21 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley 63.6 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley station. However, there are services departing from Windermere and arriving at Ilkley, Bus Station via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley. However, there are services departing from Windermere and arriving at Ilkley via Oxenholme Lake District, Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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The distance between Bowness-on-Windermere and Ilkley is 54 miles. The road distance is 63.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley without a car is to bus and train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs £11 - £18.

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It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley, including transfers.

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

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Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Oxenholme Lake District station.

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The best way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £24 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley.
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  • Distance: 54.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley via Oxenholme Lake District, Manchester Piccadilly, and Leeds in around 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn in around 6 h 45 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bowness on Windermere, Fold Head to Carnforth, New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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 Windermere to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Leeds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley is 64 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley.

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