There are 3 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Bowness-on-Windermere by tram, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 85 tram, train  •  2 h 52 min

  1. 85

$28 - $45

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 53 min

  1. National Express

$16 - $21

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 30 min

  1. 86.2 miles

$18 - $27

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Bowness-on-Windermere, England?

National Express operates a bus from Greater Manchester to Bowness-on-Windermere twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 3 h 7 min.

Train operators
Stagecoach Manchester
0161 273 3377
Tram from Alexandra Park, Alexandra Rd/Claremont Rd (Health Centre) to Manchester City Centre, Oxford Rd/Hulme St (The Dancehouse)
Ave. Duration
16 min
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Greater Manchester and Bowness-on-Windermere is 111 km. The road distance is 138 km.

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Bowness-on-Windermere is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 4 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Bowness-on-Windermere is to drive which takes 1 h 30 min and costs £13 - £20.

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Bowness-on-Windermere. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd and arriving at Bowness-on-Windermere, St Martins Church via Manchester and Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 53 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Greater Manchester to Bowness-on-Windermere, including transfers.