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There are 4 ways to get from Manchester to Wasdale Head by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  3h 11m

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

£90 - £114

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Grasmere, Heaton Cooper Studio 555

£85 - £133

2 alternative options

Train, taxi  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
  2. Take a taxi from Windermere to Wasdale Head

£97 - £154

Drive  •  2h 30m

  1. Drive from Manchester to Wasdale Head 120.4 miles

£19 - £29

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Wasdale Head is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester to Wasdale Head is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 30m.

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The distance between Manchester and Wasdale Head is 80 miles. The road distance is 120.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester to Wasdale Head without a car is to bus which takes 3h 11m and costs £90 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m to get from Manchester to Wasdale Head, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester to Wasdale Head is 120 miles. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from Manchester to Wasdale Head.

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There are 1822+ hotels available in Wasdale Head. Prices start at £77 per night.

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Map of how to get from Manchester to Wasdale Head.
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  • Distance: 80.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 11m

What companies run services between Manchester, England and Wasdale Head, England?

National Express operates a bus from Manchester to Wasdale Head once a week. Tickets cost £14 - £20 and the journey takes 2h 5m.

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
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£10 - £15
Off-Peak Day Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single
£22 - £35
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£8 - £12
Off-Peak Day Single
£14 - £21
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £23
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £55
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£17 - £25
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£18 - £25
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £19
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 Bowness-on-Windermere
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£14 - £20
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National Express
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Grasmere, Heaton Cooper Studio
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Windermere to Wasdale Head
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Estimated price
£75 - £95
South Cumbria Taxis
Phone
+44 7835 505 697
Website
bowness-taxis.co.uk
G Taxi
Phone
+44 1539 447 170
Ace Taxi Windermere
Phone
+44 1539 445 445
Website
acetaxiwindermere.co.uk

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