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

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Train  •  2 h 57 min

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

$51 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station Esb5
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Windermere National Express

$20 - $24

2 alternative options

Line 1 bus, bus, train  •  6 h 47 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

$40 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Chester to Windermere 106.6 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Chester to Windermere is to bus which costs £15 - £19 and takes 5 h 42 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Chester station 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 42 min.

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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 57 min.

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

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The best way to get from Chester to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 2 h 57 min and costs £35 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Chester to Windermere, including transfers.

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Chester to Windermere bus services, operated by EasyBus, arrive at Chester, Railway Station.

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Map of how to get from Chester to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 82.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 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 2 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chester to Windermere via Manchester Airport Bus Station and Manchester Airport in around 5 h 42 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
$7 - $12
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $12
First Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
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
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
EasyBus
Website
easybus.com
Bus from Chester, Railway Station to Manchester Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
easybus.com
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 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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