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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District

£52 - £215

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
  2. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Bowness on Windermere, St Martins Church 508

Bus  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station Air
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Carlisle
  3. Take the bus from Penrith, Bus Station to Bowness on Windermere, Fold Head 508

Drive  •  2h 41m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere 145 miles

£22 - £35

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere by bus

The bus journey time between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Bowness-on-Windermere is around 9h 32m and covers a distance of around 194 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 7h 32m. Operated by Scottish Citylink, National Express and Stagecoach North West, the Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere bus service departs from Edinburgh Airport, Airport and arrives in Bowness on Windermere, Fold Head. Typically 20 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere bus schedules

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) → Bowness-on-Windermere
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport, Airport and arriving at Bowness on Windermere, Fold Head via Glasgow, Carlisle, Bus Station and Penrith, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 26m.

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The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Bowness-on-Windermere is 111 miles. The road distance is 145 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere without a car is to train which takes 4h 48m and costs £50 - £220.

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It takes approximately 4h 48m to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere, including transfers.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Edinburgh Airport, Airport station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere is to train which takes 4h 48m and costs £50 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7h 26m.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach North West, arrive at Bowness on Windermere, Fold Head station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere is 145 miles. It takes approximately 2h 41m to drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere.

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  • Distance: 111.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 48m

What companies run services between Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland and Bowness-on-Windermere, England?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District every 4 hours. Tickets cost £45 - £70 and the journey takes 1h 55m. Avanti West Coast also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Bowness-on-Windermere via Glasgow, Carlisle, Bus Station, and Penrith, Bus Station in around 7h 26m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£18 - £26
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Off-Peak Day Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £200
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £75
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £200
Train from Haymarket to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £160
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £160
Bus operators
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Bowness on Windermere, St Martins Church
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach North West
Bus from Penrith, Bus Station to Bowness on Windermere, Fold Head
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach North West
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink
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 Glasgow to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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