Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Glasgow to Windermere hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $150 and the journey takes 1 h 42 min. Northern Rail also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Glasgow to Windermere twice daily. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire also services this route once daily.
From Glasgow Central train to Oxenholme Lake District then train to Windermere. 2 h 23 min £96. From Glasgow bus to Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) then bus to Windermere, Beech Street (shops). 4 h 54 min £21. From Glasgow Central night train to Oxenholme Lake District then train to Windermere. 3 h 27 min £59. From Glasgow drive to Windermere. 2 h 30 min £28.