There are 11 ways to get from London to Bowness-on-Windermere by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  3 h 39 min

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

$144 - $223

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Windermere National Express

$23 - $30

9 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Carnforth
  3. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) 555

$65 - $95

Drive  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Drive from London to Bowness-on-Windermere 271.7 miles

$55 - $85

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  5 h 35 min

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

$124 - $337

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$116 - $386

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  2. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District

$137 - $407

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Manchester (MAN) SOU - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$98 - $228

Train to Southend, fly to Carlisle, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  2. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Carlisle (CAX) SEN - CAX
  3. Take the train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District

$117 - $533

Fly London City to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 2 min

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

$126 - $367

Fly London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford, train  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District

$134 - $291

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Bowness-on-Windermere is to bus which costs £18 - £24 and takes 8 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Bowness-on-Windermere is to train which costs £110 - £180 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The distance between London and Bowness-on-Windermere is 230 miles. The road distance is 271.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from London to Bowness-on-Windermere, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria and arriving at Windermere. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Bowness-on-Windermere. However, there are services departing from London Euston and arriving at Windermere via Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

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The best way to get from London to Bowness-on-Windermere without a car is to train which takes 3 h 39 min and costs £110 - £180.

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London to Bowness-on-Windermere train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

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Map of how to get from London to Bowness-on-Windermere.
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  • Distance: 230.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London to Bowness-on-Windermere every 3 hours. Tickets cost $140 - $220 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Bowness-on-Windermere once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $30 and the journey takes 8 h 22 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from London City to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Southend to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$50 - $420
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $220
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $28
Train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $85
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Bus operators
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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