There are 10 ways to get from London to 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

$149 - $228

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 22 min

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

$24 - $30

8 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 25 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

$64 - $94

Drive  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Drive from London to Windermere 270.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  5 h 37 min

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

$126 - $343

Train to Southend, fly to Carlisle, train  •  5 h 28 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

$118 - $533

Train to Southend, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 27 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

$117 - $391

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 31 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

$99 - $234

Fly London Heathrow to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 58 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

$139 - $408

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

$132 - $367

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Windermere is to bus which costs £18 - £23 and takes 8 h 22 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station 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 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 distance between London and Windermere is 231 miles. The road distance is 270.9 miles.

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

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

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London to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Windermere train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from London Euston station.

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The best way to get from London to Windermere is to train which takes 3 h 39 min and costs £110 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £23 and takes 8 h 22 min.

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

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London to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Windermere station.

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Map of how to get from London to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 230.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 39 min

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from London to Windermere every 4 hours. Tickets cost $140 - $230 and the journey takes 2 h 37 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Windermere once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $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
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 London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Southend to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$90 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $230
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
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 - $85
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 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Windermere
Ave. Duration
8 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com

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