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There are 3 ways to get from East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
  3. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Hamilton, Scotland to Penrith
  2. Take the bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange

Drive

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere

East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere by train and bus

The journey time between East Kilbride and Bowness-on-Windermere is around 4h 34m and covers a distance of around 173 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 55m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service and others, the East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange. Typically 109 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

109 Weekly Services
4h 34m Average Duration
£54 Cheapest Price
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East Kilbride → Bowness-on-Windermere
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Kilbride station to Bowness-on-Windermere. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride, Bus Station and arriving at Bowness on Windermere, St Martins Church via Hamilton, Scotland, Penrith, Rail Station, Keswick, Bus Station and Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 48m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Bowness-on-Windermere is 109 miles. The road distance is 137.4 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere without a car is to train which takes 4h 34m and costs £50 - £230.

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It takes approximately 4h 34m to get from East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Hamilton, Scotland station.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere is to train which takes 4h 34m and costs £50 - £230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £35 and takes 7h 48m.

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East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere is 137 miles. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere.

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  • Distance: 109.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 34m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Bowness-on-Windermere, England?

You can take a train from East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere via Glasgow Central, Oxenholme Lake District, Windermere, and Windermere, Thwaite Lane in around 4h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Kilbride to Bowness-on-Windermere via Hamilton, Bus Station, Hamilton, Scotland, Penrith, Rail Station, Keswick, Bus Station, and Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange in around 7h 48m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£19 - £27
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
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 Hamilton, Scotland to Penrith
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
Stagecoach in Lancashire

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