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

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Train  •  2 h 40 min

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

$29 - $69

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Bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Windermere National Express

$17 - $25

3 alternative options

Train via Wigan North Western  •  3 h 7 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

Train, bus  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Carnforth
  3. Take the bus from Carnforth, station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange 555

Drive  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Windermere 86.7 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Windermere is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Windermere is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Windermere. However, there are services departing from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill and arriving at Windermere via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Liverpool to 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 40 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Windermere is 67 miles. The road distance is 86.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs £22 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Liverpool to Windermere, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, depart from University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill station.

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Liverpool to Windermere train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Liverpool Lime Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Windermere is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs £22 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £20 and takes 5 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 67.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Windermere via Preston and Oxenholme Lake District in around 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Windermere via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 5 h 12 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 Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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
Every 2 hours
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 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
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 University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
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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Liverpool to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Windermere station.

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Liverpool 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 Liverpool to Windermere is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to drive from Liverpool to Windermere.

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There are 1445+ hotels available in Windermere. Prices start at $103 USD per night.

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