There are 4 ways to get from Holyhead to Windermere by 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

Train  •  5 h 19 min

$86 - $169

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 44 min

  1. X4 / ...
  2. X2
  3. X8

$29 - $43

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. 555

$67 - $140

Drive  •  3 h 7 min

  1. 186.2 miles

$40 - $60

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 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Holyhead to Windermere via Bangor, Bus Station (Bangor Bus Station), Bangor, Gwynedd, LIVERPOOL, Liverpool One Bus Station, Queen Square Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40), Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 69), and Bamber Bridge, Withy Trees in around 10 h 44 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 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $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 UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Windermere, Cedar Manor Hotel (St Mary's Church)
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Queen Square Bus Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40)
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bamber Bridge, Withy Trees to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Holyhead and Windermere is 164 km. The road distance is 298 km.

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Windermere is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 10 h 44 min.

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

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 19 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Holyhead to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Holyhead, Railway Station (Holyhead Railway Station) and arriving at Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) via Bangor, Gwynedd, Queen Square Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 69) and Bamber Bridge, Withy Trees. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Holyhead to Windermere, including transfers.