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There are 4 ways to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
  2. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere

$33 - $46

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Bus  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Windermere National Express

$10 - $15

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carnforth
  2. Take the bus from Carnforth, station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange 555

$25 - $37

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere 84.4 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere is to bus which costs £8 - £11 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere is to drive which costs £13 - £21 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St station and arriving at Windermere. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Manchester Piccadilly and arriving at Windermere via Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station and Windermere is 68 miles. The road distance is 84.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs £25 - £35.

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It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere, including transfers.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Manchester Piccadilly station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs £25 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £11 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 68.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 7 min

What companies run services between Manchester Piccadilly Station, England and Windermere, England?

You can take a train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere via Oxenholme Lake District in around 2 h 7 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere once daily. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 3 h 7 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Windermere
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
National Express
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
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Windermere station.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Windermere station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Windermere.

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