There are 4 ways to get from Carlisle to Windermere by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
  2. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere

$23 - $55

Cheapest option

Bus, line 555 bus  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 888 / ...
  2. Take the line 555 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Windermere, Firgarth Hotel 555

$18 - $37

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Windermere 47.1 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  56 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Windermere 47.1 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Windermere is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Windermere is to taxi which costs £120 - £160 and takes 56 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Windermere is 36 miles. The road distance is 47.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Carlisle to Windermere, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Carlisle to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at Windermere via Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 35 min.

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There are 1716+ hotels available in Windermere. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 35.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Carlisle to Windermere via Oxenholme Lake District in around 1 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to Windermere via Penrith North Lakes, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 3 h 2 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $28
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Windermere, Firgarth Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Windermere
Ave. Duration
56 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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