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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 23 min

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

$58 - $86

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Carnforth, New Street 555 / ...
  2. Take the train from Carnforth to Skipton

$20 - $34

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Bamber Bridge, Brownedge St Marys X8
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38) to Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street) 280

$24 - $29

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

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

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley is to drive which costs £10 - £15 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 - £15 and takes 1 h 19 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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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley station. However, there are services departing from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) and arriving at Ilkley, Bus Station (Ilkley Bus/Rail Station) via Bamber Bridge, Brownedge St Marys, Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38) and Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 23 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 23 min.

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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 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley via Bamber Bridge, Brownedge St Marys, Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand, Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38), and Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street) in around 5 h 23 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 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $26
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Carnforth, New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Bamber Bridge, Brownedge St Marys
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Carnforth, New Street
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Preston Bus
Phone
01772 253671
Website
prestonbus.co.uk
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 38) to Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk

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