There are 4 ways to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Skipton 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  •  3 h 7 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 Skipton

$27 - $56

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3 h 45 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

$19 - $32

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Bamber Bridge, Withy Trees X8
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 78) to Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street) 280 / ...

$24 - $27

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Skipton 54.3 miles

$11 - $17

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

You can take a train from Bowness-on-Windermere to Skipton via Oxenholme Lake District and Lancaster in around 3 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bowness-on-Windermere to Skipton via Bamber Bridge, Withy Trees, Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40), and Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 78) in around 3 h 54 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 - $7
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Skipton
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carnforth to Skipton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $13
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
$16 - $26
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $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, Withy Trees
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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 78) to Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
prestonbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bowness-on-Windermere to Skipton?

The distance between Bowness-on-Windermere and Skipton is 74 km. The road distance is 87 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Skipton?

The cheapest way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Skipton is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Skipton?

The quickest way to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Skipton is to drive which takes 1 h 8 min and costs £8 - £12.

Is there a direct train between Bowness-on-Windermere and Skipton?

No, there is no direct train from Bowness-on-Windermere to Skipton. However, there are services departing from Windermere and arriving at Skipton via Oxenholme Lake District and Lancaster. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

Is there a direct bus between Bowness-on-Windermere and Skipton?

No, there is no direct bus from Bowness-on-Windermere to Skipton. However, there are services departing from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) and arriving at Skipton, Bus Station Stand 4 (Cross Street) via Bamber Bridge, Withy Trees and Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 78). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 54 min.

How long does it take to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Skipton?

It takes approximately 3 h 7 min to get from Bowness-on-Windermere to Skipton, including transfers.