There are 4 ways to get from Penrith to Windermere by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Penrith North Lakes to Oxenholme Lake District
  2. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere

$18 - $41

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Bus, line 555 bus  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Penrith, Bus Station (P) (Stand 1) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 888 / ...
  2. Take the line 555 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) 555

$16

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Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Penrith to Windermere 27.2 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Penrith to Windermere 27.2 miles

$5 - $9

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No, there is no direct bus from Penrith station to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Penrith, Bus Station (P) (Stand 1) and arriving at Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) via Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Penrith to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Penrith North Lakes and arriving at Windermere via Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Penrith and Windermere is 21 miles. The road distance is 27.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Penrith to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 1 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to get from Penrith to Windermere, including transfers.

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Penrith to Windermere bus services, operated by Wright Bros Coaches, arrive at Penrith, Bus Station (P) (Stand 1).

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Penrith to Windermere train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Penrith North Lakes station.

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The best way to get from Penrith to Windermere is to train which takes 1 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 555 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 38 min.

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Penrith to Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) station.

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Penrith to Windermere train services, operated by Northern Rail, arrive at Windermere station.

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Map of how to get from Penrith to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 20.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 25 min

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

You can take a train from Penrith to Windermere via Oxenholme Lake District in around 1 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Penrith to Windermere via Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 1 h 38 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Bus operators
Wright Bros Coaches
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Penrith, Bus Station (P) (Stand 1) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Penrith to Windermere
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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Yes, the driving distance between Penrith to Windermere is 27 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Penrith to Windermere.

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