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There are 8 ways to get from Oxford to Windermere by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District

$135 - $213

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Bus  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Windermere National Express

$35 - $43

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Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  5 h 45 min

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

$105 - $152

Train, bus  •  7 h

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

$97 - $143

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Windermere 231.5 miles

$45 - $75

Train to Southampton, fly, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford 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

$119 - $263

Train to London Heathrow, fly, train  •  6 h 41 min

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

$159 - $407

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  7 h 59 min

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

$154 - $457

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Windermere is to bus which costs £26 - £35 and takes 9 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Windermere is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford station to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Gloucester Green Bus Station and arriving at Windermere via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Oxford to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at Windermere via Birmingham New Street and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between Oxford and Windermere is 195 miles. The road distance is 231.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 5 h 16 min and costs £100 - £170.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Oxford to Windermere, including transfers.

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Oxford to Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Gloucester Green Bus Station.

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Oxford to Windermere train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Oxford station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to Windermere is to train which takes 5 h 16 min and costs £100 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £35 and takes 9 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 195.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to Windermere via Birmingham New Street and Oxenholme Lake District in around 5 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to Windermere via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 9 h 48 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Train from Oxford to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Train from Oxford to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
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
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Bus operators
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
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Windermere
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
National Express

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

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

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Oxford to Windermere train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Oxenholme Lake District station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to Windermere is 232 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to drive from Oxford to Windermere.

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Flybe offers flights from Southampton Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 1773+ hotels available in Windermere. Prices start at $96 USD per night.

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