There are 8 ways to get from Oxford 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 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

$127 - $202

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire
  3. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Windermere X8

$29 - $42

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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

$101 - $150

Train, bus  •  6 h 49 min

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

$98 - $141

Drive  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to Windermere 231.5 miles

$45 - $75

Train to Southampton, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 37 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

$117 - $256

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  6 h 40 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

$157 - $400

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District

$170 - $470

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to Windermere is to bus which costs £22 - £35 and takes 8 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to Windermere is to drive which costs £35 - £60 and takes 3 h 48 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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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Oxford to Windermere, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford station to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green and arriving at Windermere via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Preston, Lancashire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 52 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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Oxford to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Edinburgh station.

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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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Preston, Lancashire in around 8 h 52 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
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Southampton to Manchester via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
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 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $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
$40 - $65
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
$40 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $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 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
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
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
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
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $28
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
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
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $29
Advanced Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Windermere
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 3) to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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