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

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Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4 h 58 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

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 27 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 Preston, Lancashire
  3. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Windermere X8

$28 - $39

3 alternative options

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District

$76 - $120

Bus, train  •  9 h 9 min

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

$44 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Windermere 176.9 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Windermere is to bus which costs £21 - £30 and takes 7 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Windermere is to drive which costs £28 - £45 and takes 2 h 59 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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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Leicester to Windermere, including transfers.

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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 via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Preston, Lancashire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 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 58 min.

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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 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leicester to Windermere via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Preston, Lancashire in around 7 h 27 min.

Train operators
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 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Single
$18 - $26
Train from Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
National Express
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 Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Windermere
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 3) to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com

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