There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Windermere by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 45 min

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

$66 - $145

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Bus, line 555 bus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Penrith National Express
  2. Take the line 555 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) 555

$30 - $34

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Drive  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Windermere 142.4 miles

$30 - $45

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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, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) via Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 28 min.

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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 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Windermere is 116 miles. The road distance is 142.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min 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 Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Windermere is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 555 bus, which costs and takes 4 h 28 min.

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Glasgow to Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) station.

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

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 116.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Glasgow to Windermere hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. TransPennine Express also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Windermere via Penrith, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 4 h 28 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
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 Glasgow to Penrith
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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

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