There are 5 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bowness-on-Windermere by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$36 - $50

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Bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Windermere National Express

$9 - $13

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Carnforth
  2. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) 555

$35 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bowness-on-Windermere 90.1 miles

$19 - $28

Towncar  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take a town car from Manchester Airport to Bowness-on-Windermere 90.1 miles

$180 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bowness-on-Windermere is to bus which costs £7 - £11 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bowness-on-Windermere is to drive which costs £15 - £22 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Bowness-on-Windermere is 74 miles. The road distance is 90.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bowness-on-Windermere, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Windermere. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bowness-on-Windermere. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Windermere via Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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There are 1716+ hotels available in Bowness-on-Windermere. Prices start at $82 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bowness-on-Windermere.
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  • Distance: 74.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Bowness-on-Windermere, England?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bowness-on-Windermere every 2 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 21 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Bowness-on-Windermere once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 4 h 2 min.

Train operators
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
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
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Airport to Bowness-on-Windermere
Estimated price
$180 - $260

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