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There are 3 ways to get from Stirling to Windermere by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Stirling to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District

£55 - £277

2 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Penrith National Express
  2. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Windermere, Beech Street 508

Drive  •  2h 41m

  1. Drive from Stirling to Windermere 157.7 miles

£23 - £35

Stirling to Windermere by trains

The train journey time between Stirling and Windermere is around 4h 17m and covers a distance of around 195 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 11m. Services are operated by ScotRail, LNER, TransPennine Express and others. Typically 68 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 17m
Fastest train time:
3h 11m
Trains per week:
68
Cheapest price:
£55
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:27
Last train departs at:
23:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stirling to Windermere train schedules

Stirling → Windermere
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The cheapest way to get from Stirling to Windermere is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Stirling to Windermere is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stirling station to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Stirling, Bus Station and arriving at Windermere, Beech Street via Glasgow and Penrith, Rail Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stirling to Windermere. However, there are services departing from Stirling and arriving at Windermere via Haymarket and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 37m.

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It is 128 miles from Stirling to Windermere. It is approximately 157.7 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Windermere without a car is to train which takes 4h 37m and costs £50 - £280.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Stirling to Windermere, including transfers.

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Stirling to Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Stirling to Windermere train services, operated by ScotRail, depart from Stirling station.

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The best way to get from Stirling to Windermere is to train which takes 4h 37m and costs £50 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Stirling to Windermere.
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  • Distance: 127.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 37m

What companies run services between Stirling, Scotland and Windermere, England?

You can take a train from Stirling to Windermere via Haymarket and Oxenholme Lake District in around 4h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stirling to Windermere via Glasgow and Penrith, Rail Station in around 7h 6m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £23
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Stirling to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£4 - £70
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £70
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£18 - £26
Off-Peak Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single
£45 - £70
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 Glasgow to Penrith
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express
Stagecoach North West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Windermere, Beech Street
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Stagecoach North West

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Stirling to Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach North West, arrive at Windermere, Beech Street station.

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Stirling to Windermere train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Oxenholme Lake District station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stirling to Windermere is 158 miles. It takes approximately 2h 41m to drive from Stirling to Windermere.

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