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There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 14m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District

£53 - £211

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
  2. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Bowness on Windermere, Fold Head 508

Bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Penrith National Express
  2. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Bowness on Windermere, Fold Head 508

Drive  •  2h 28m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere 142.5 miles

£21 - £35

Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere by train and bus

The journey time between Glasgow and Bowness-on-Windermere is around 3h 25m and covers a distance of around 163 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 26m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service, Northern Rail and others, the Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Bowness on Windermere, St Martins Church. Typically 74 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 25m
Fastest journey time:
2h 26m
Journey distance:
163 miles
Services per week:
74
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:32
Last service departs at:
20:06

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere train and bus schedules

Glasgow → Bowness-on-Windermere
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The most affordable way to get from Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere is to drive, which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Bowness on Windermere, Fold Head via Penrith, Rail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 12m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Bowness-on-Windermere is 117 miles. The road distance is 142.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere without a car is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs £50 - £220.

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It takes approximately 3h 14m to get from Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere, including transfers.

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Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere is to train which takes 3h 14m and costs £50 - £220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 12m.

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Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2h 28m to drive from Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere.

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  • Distance: 117 miles
  • Duration: 3h 14m

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District hourly. Tickets cost £55 - £200 and the journey takes 1h 47m. TransPennine Express Service also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Bowness-on-Windermere via Penrith, Rail Station in around 5h 12m.

Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £200
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £75
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £200
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £160
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 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£18 - £27
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £60
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£16 - £23
Off-Peak Day Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Bus operators
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Bowness on Windermere, Fold Head
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach North West
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 Penrith
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express

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