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There are 5 ways to get from Leeds to Windermere by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Lancaster

$34 - $64

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Bus  •  5h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Windermere National Express

$18 - $26

3 alternative options

Train via Preston  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District

$38 - $81

Train via Manchester Oxford Road  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
  2. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Oxenholme Lake District

$51 - $71

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Leeds to Windermere 80.3 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Windermere is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to Windermere is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leeds station to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street and arriving at Windermere via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leeds to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Windermere via Lancaster and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 20m.

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The distance between Leeds and Windermere is 69 miles. The road distance is 80.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 3h 20m and costs £25 - £50.

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It takes approximately 3h 20m to get from Leeds to Windermere, including transfers.

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Leeds to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Leeds to Windermere train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Leeds station.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Windermere is to train which takes 3h 20m and costs £25 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £20 and takes 5h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 68.5 miles
  • Duration: 3h 20m

What companies run services between Leeds, England and Windermere, England?

Northern Rail operates a train from Leeds to Windermere every 4 hours. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 1h 46m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeds to Windermere via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 5h 17m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Preston
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Train from Leeds to Manchester Oxford Road
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Windermere
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
National Express

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Leeds to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Windermere station.

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Leeds to Windermere train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Lancaster station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leeds to Windermere is 80 miles. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from Leeds to Windermere.

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