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  •  2 h 55 min

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

$58 - $101

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station 5 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Windermere National Express

$22 - $27

2 alternative options

Line 1 bus, bus, train  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Chester, Bull & Stirrup to Liverpool, Hood street (Queen Square Bus Station) 1
  2. Take the bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Railway Station X2
  3. Take the train from Preston to Carnforth
  4. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) 555

$30 - $41

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Windermere 106.6 miles

$22 - $35

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 2 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Windermere via Manchester Airport The Station and Manchester Airport in around 5 h 37 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
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $13
First Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Chester to Warrington Bank Quay
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $25
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Bus operators
easyBus
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Chester, Bull & Stirrup to Liverpool, Hood street (Queen Square Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Chester to Windermere?

The distance between Chester and Windermere is 132 km. The road distance is 171 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chester to Windermere?

The cheapest way to get from Chester to Windermere is to bus which costs £15 - £20 and takes 5 h 37 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Chester to Windermere?

The quickest way to get from Chester to Windermere is to drive which takes 1 h 48 min and costs £16 - £24.

Is there a direct train between Chester and Windermere?

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 2 h 55 min.

Is there a direct bus between Chester and Windermere?

No, there is no direct bus from Chester to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Chester, Railway Station and arriving at Windermere via Manchester Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 37 min.

How long does it take to get from Chester to Windermere?

It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to get from Chester to Windermere, including transfers.