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There are 6 ways to get from London to Bowness-on-Windermere by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District

£99 - £326

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Bus  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Preston City Centre, Bus Station M11
  2. Take the bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange X8

£21 - £34

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Bus, train  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Windermere

£39 - £66

Drive  •  4h 28m

  1. Drive from London Paddington to Bowness-on-Windermere 269.1 miles

£40 - £60

Fly to Manchester, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

£72 - £306

Fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7h 38m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District

£85 - £377

London to Bowness-on-Windermere by bus

The bus journey time between London and Bowness-on-Windermere is around 27h 29m and covers a distance of around 298 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 27h 29m. Operated by Megabus UK, Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire and Stagecoach North West, the London to Bowness-on-Windermere bus service departs from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and arrives in Bowness on Windermere, St Martins Church. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London to Bowness-on-Windermere bus schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from London to Bowness-on-Windermere is to bus, which costs £21 - £35 and takes 9h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Bowness-on-Windermere is to train which costs £95 - £330 and takes 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Bowness-on-Windermere. However, there are services departing from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Bowness on Windermere, St Martins Church via Preston City Centre, Bus Station and Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 6m.

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The distance between London and Bowness-on-Windermere is 230 miles. The road distance is 269.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Bowness-on-Windermere without a car is to train which takes 4h 5m and costs £95 - £330.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from London to Bowness-on-Windermere, including transfers.

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London to Bowness-on-Windermere bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London to Bowness-on-Windermere is to train which takes 4h 5m and costs £95 - £330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £35 and takes 9h 6m.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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London to Bowness-on-Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire, arrive at Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange station.

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Map of how to get from London to Bowness-on-Windermere.
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  • Distance: 230.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 5m

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

Avanti West Coast operates a train from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District hourly. Tickets cost £90 - £320 and the journey takes 2h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Bowness-on-Windermere via Preston City Centre, Bus Station and Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange in around 9h 6m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £270
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£120 - £420
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £180
Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£90 - £320
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£240 - £320
Train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £200
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £75
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £200
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Windermere
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £55
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £55
Train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £55
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £55
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£13 - £18
Off-Peak Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£28 - £45
Train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£18 - £26
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
Bus operators
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
enquiries.merseyside@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Bowness-on-Windermere is 269 miles. It takes approximately 4h 28m to drive from London to Bowness-on-Windermere.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 1101+ hotels available in Bowness-on-Windermere. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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