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There are 4 ways to get from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 18 min

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

$11 - $30

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Bowness on Windermere, Rayrigg car park 555

$7 - $9

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere 30.8 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere 30.8 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere is to bus which costs £5 - £7 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere is to taxi which costs £85 - £100 and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station station and arriving at Bowness on Windermere, Rayrigg car park. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere. However, there are services departing from Lancaster and arriving at Windermere via Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 18 min.

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The distance between City of Lancaster and Bowness-on-Windermere is 23 miles. The road distance is 30.8 miles.

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The best way to get from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere without a car is to train which takes 1 h 18 min and costs £8 - £23.

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It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to get from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere, including transfers.

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City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station.

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City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Lancaster station.

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The best way to get from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere is to train which takes 1 h 18 min and costs £8 - £23. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £5 - £7 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere.
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  • Distance: 22.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 18 min

What companies run services between City of Lancaster, England and Bowness-on-Windermere, England?

You can take a train from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere via Oxenholme Lake District in around 1 h 18 min. Alternatively, Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire operates a bus from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere once daily. Tickets cost $7 - $9 and the journey takes 2 h 9 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Bowness on Windermere, Rayrigg car park
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Bowness on Windermere, Rayrigg car park station.

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City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Windermere station.

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Yes, the driving distance between City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere is 31 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from City of Lancaster to Bowness-on-Windermere.

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