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

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Train, bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Carnforth
  2. Take the bus from Carnforth, station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange 555

$27 - $39

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 17 min

  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

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 10 min

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

$50 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  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 1 h 44 min.

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

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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 5 h 17 min.

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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 Manchester Piccadilly and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 10 min.

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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 and bus which takes 3 h 35 min and costs £20 - £30.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min 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 TransPennine Express, depart from Leeds station.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Windermere is to train which takes 4 h 10 min and costs £35 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £20 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 68.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Leeds to Windermere via Manchester Piccadilly and Oxenholme Lake District in around 4 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeds to Windermere via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 5 h 17 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
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
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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
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
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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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 TransPennine Express, arrive at Oxenholme Lake District station.

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

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