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

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Train  •  2h 53m

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

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Bus  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Penrith National Express
  2. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Windermere, Beech Street 508

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
  2. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Windermere, Beech Street 508

Drive  •  2h 27m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Windermere 142.3 miles

Glasgow to Windermere by train

The train journey time between Glasgow and Windermere is around 2h 25m and covers a distance of around 162 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 16 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 8m. Operated by Avanti West Coast, TransPennine Express Service and Northern Rail, the Glasgow to Windermere train service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in Windermere. Typically 75 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 9m
Layover time:
16 min
Total time:
2h 25m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 8m
Train distance:
162 miles
Trains per week:
75
Cheapest price:
£52
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Glasgow to Windermere train schedules

Glasgow → Windermere
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Windermere is 111.

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The social distance requirement in Windermere is 1 metre.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Windermere is to bus which costs £14 - £19 and takes 5h 22m.

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The fastest way to get from Glasgow to Windermere is to drive. Taking this option will cost £22 - £35 and takes 2h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Windermere, Beech Street via Penrith, Rail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at Windermere via Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 53m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Windermere is 116 miles. The road distance is 142.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs £50 - £210.

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It takes approximately 2h 53m to get from Glasgow to Windermere, including transfers.

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

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Glasgow to Windermere train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Windermere is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs £50 - £210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £19 and takes 5h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 116.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 53m

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District every 2 hours. Tickets cost £55 - £200 and the journey takes 1h 48m. TransPennine Express Service also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Windermere via Penrith, Rail Station in around 5h 22m.

Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 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
Train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Windermere, Beech Street
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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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Glasgow to Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Windermere, Beech Street station.

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Glasgow to Windermere train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Oxenholme Lake District station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Windermere is 142 miles. It takes approximately 2h 27m to drive from Glasgow to Windermere.

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