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

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Train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the train from Warrington Bank Quay to Oxenholme Lake District

$86 - $168

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Bus  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station) X4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bangor, Gwynedd to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
  3. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St 060
  4. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Windermere

$33 - $47

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Holyhead to Chester
  2. Take the bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Railway Station X2
  3. Take the train from Preston to Carnforth
  4. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) 555

$72 - $131

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Holyhead to Windermere 186.2 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Windermere is to bus which costs £25 - £40 and takes 11 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Windermere is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead station to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Windermere via Bangor, Gwynedd, Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Holyhead to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Holyhead and arriving at Windermere via Chester, Warrington Bank Quay and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between Holyhead and Windermere is 103 miles. The road distance is 186.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs £65 - £130.

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Holyhead to Windermere, including transfers.

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Holyhead to Windermere bus services, operated by Arriva Cymru, arrive at Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station).

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Holyhead to Windermere train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, depart from Holyhead station.

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The best way to get from Holyhead to Windermere is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs £65 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £25 - £40 and takes 11 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 102.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

What companies run services between Holyhead, Wales and Windermere, England?

You can take a train from Holyhead to Windermere via Chester, Warrington Bank Quay, and Oxenholme Lake District in around 5 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to Windermere via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), Bangor, Gwynedd, Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place, and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 11 h 19 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Holyhead to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Train from Warrington Bank Quay to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $70
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Cymru
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) to Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Bangor, Gwynedd to Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Windermere
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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