There are 5 ways to get from Liverpool to Bowness-on-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  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District

$32 - $69

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  2. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Windermere National Express / ...

$13 - $21

3 alternative options

Train via Wigan North Western  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District

$46 - $71

Bus, line 40 bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2) to Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street 40
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Bowness on Windermere, Rayrigg car park 555

$15 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Bowness-on-Windermere 87.6 miles

$18 - $28

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Bowness-on-Windermere is to bus which costs £10 - £16 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Bowness-on-Windermere is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 31 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Bowness-on-Windermere is 66 miles. The road distance is 87.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from Liverpool to Bowness-on-Windermere, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Bowness-on-Windermere. However, there are services departing from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) and arriving at Windermere via Preston, Lancashire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to Bowness-on-Windermere. However, there are services departing from Liverpool Lime Street and arriving at Windermere via Preston and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 min.

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What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Bowness-on-Windermere, England?

You can take a train from Liverpool to Bowness-on-Windermere via Preston and Oxenholme Lake District in around 2 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Bowness-on-Windermere via Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand and Preston, Lancashire in around 5 h 16 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
Train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
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
28 min
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
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
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
$7 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2) to Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Bowness on Windermere, Rayrigg car park
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
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 Preston, Lancashire to Windermere
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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