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

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Train  •  4 h 16 min

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

$51 - $132

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Bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, Bus Station to Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank) B66
  2. Take the bus from Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank) to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn 502

$31

2 alternative options

Bus, line 555 bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, Leazes Road - Millburngate Br to Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson St-Carliol St (Opposite Newcastle Building Society) X12 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 888
  3. Take the line 555 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Windermere, Firgarth Hotel 555

$41 - $44

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Durham to Windermere 77.4 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Durham to Windermere is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Durham to Windermere is to drive which costs £12 - £19 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Durham station to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Durham, Bus Station and arriving at Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) via Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank) and Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Durham to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Durham and arriving at Windermere via Newcastle, Carlisle and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

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The distance between Durham and Windermere is 60 miles. The road distance is 77.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Durham to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 4 h 16 min and costs £35 - £100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Durham to Windermere, including transfers.

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Durham to Windermere bus services, operated by Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd, arrive at Durham, Bus Station.

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Durham to Windermere train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Newcastle station.

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The best way to get from Durham to Windermere is to train which takes 4 h 16 min and costs £35 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 and takes 4 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Durham to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 60.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Durham to Windermere via Newcastle, Carlisle, and Oxenholme Lake District in around 4 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Durham to Windermere via Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank) and Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn in around 4 h 18 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 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
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
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Bus operators
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Durham, Bus Station to Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank)
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kirkby Stephen, Sports & Social Club (was HSBC Bank) to Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Windermere, Firgarth Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Durham, Leazes Road - Millburngate Br to Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson St-Carliol St (Opposite Newcastle Building Society)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Durham, Leazes Road - Millburngate Br to Newcastle upon Tyne, John Dobson St-Carliol St (Opposite Newcastle Building Society)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.com
Wright Bros Coaches
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk

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Durham to Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Kendal, The Shakespeare Inn station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Durham to Windermere is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to drive from Durham to Windermere.

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There are 1790+ hotels available in Windermere. Prices start at $106 USD per night.

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