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

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Train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District

$125 - $199

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Bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Lancaster
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) 555

$35 - $43

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  2. Take the train from Derby to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Carnforth
  4. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) 555

$72 - $121

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Windermere 176.9 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Glasgow (GLA) EMA - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District

$112 - $330

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No, there is no direct bus from Leicester station to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and arriving at Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Windermere via Birmingham New Street and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Leicester and Windermere is 141 miles. The road distance is 176.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Leicester to Windermere, including transfers.

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Leicester to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets Bus Station.

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Leicester to Windermere train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Windermere is to train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from East Midlands Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Leicester to Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) station.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 141.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

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

You can take a train from Leicester to Windermere via Birmingham New Street and Oxenholme Lake District in around 4 h 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Windermere via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Lancaster, and Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station in around 8 h 13 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from East Midlands to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Derby to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Leicester to Windermere train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Oxenholme Lake District station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Windermere is 177 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to drive from Leicester to Windermere.

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Flybe offers flights from East Midlands Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 1782+ hotels available in Windermere. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Leicester to East Midlands Airport is to bus which takes 58 min and costs .

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