• Our partners include:

  • National Express
  • RailEurope
  • ThamesLink
  • Virgin Trains
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber

There are 4 ways to get from Chester to Windermere 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 Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Chester to Warrington Bank Quay
  2. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Oxenholme Lake District

$52 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 22 min

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

$18 - $26

2 alternative options

Train TransPennine Express  •  4 h 11 min

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

$47 - $71

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Windermere 106.6 miles

$22 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chester to Windermere is to bus which costs £13 - £20 and takes 5 h 22 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Chester to Windermere is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 1 h 48 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Windermere via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Chester to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Windermere via Warrington Bank Quay and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

More details

The distance between Chester and Windermere is 83 miles. The road distance is 106.6 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Chester to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs £40 - £65.

More details

It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Chester to Windermere, including transfers.

More details

Chester to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Chester station.

More details

Chester to Windermere train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Chester station.

More details

The best way to get from Chester to Windermere is to train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £20 and takes 5 h 22 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Chester to Windermere.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 82.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Chester to Windermere via Warrington Bank Quay and Oxenholme Lake District in around 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Windermere via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 5 h 22 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Chester to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
First Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
Train from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $12
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $25
First Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
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
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 Chester to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

More details

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

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Chester to Windermere is 107 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to drive from Chester to Windermere.

Get driving directions

Book your Chester to Windermere train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

Book your Chester to Windermere bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

Search and book

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

More details