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There are 11 ways to get from Bristol to Windermere by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District

$141 - $222

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Bus  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Windermere

$31 - $44

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Train  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District

$111 - $161

Bus, train  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Cabot Circus to Shudehill Interchange M35
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
  3. Take the train from Preston to Windermere

$57 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Windermere 239.9 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Bristol to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District

$115 - $287

Fly Bristol to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District

$113 - $300

Fly Bristol to Newcastle, train  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District

$89 - $273

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$118 - $310

Train to Exeter, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
  2. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Manchester (MAN) EXT - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$128 - $313

Train to Cardiff, fly to Newcastle, train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Newcastle (NCL) CWL - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District

$122 - $413

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Windermere is to bus which costs £23 - £35 and takes 9 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Windermere is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Windermere via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bristol to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Windermere via Birmingham New Street and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 38 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Windermere is 204 miles. The road distance is 239.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs £100 - £180.

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It takes approximately 5 h 38 min to get from Bristol to Windermere, including transfers.

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Bristol to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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Bristol to Windermere train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Bristol Temple Meads station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Windermere is to train which takes 5 h 38 min and costs £100 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £35 and takes 9 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Bristol to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 203.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 38 min

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Windermere, England?

You can take a train from Bristol to Windermere via Birmingham New Street and Oxenholme Lake District in around 5 h 38 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to Windermere via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 9 h 12 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Exeter to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Cardiff to Newcastle via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$900 - $2,200
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $110
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h
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 Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Preston
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Windermere
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Windermere
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Bristol to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Windermere station.

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Bristol to Windermere train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Oxenholme Lake District station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Windermere is 240 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from Bristol to Windermere.

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easyJet offers flights from Bristol Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 1814+ hotels available in Windermere. Prices start at $97 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Bristol Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs £9.

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