There are 4 ways to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bowness-on-Windermere by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham Moor Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District

$102 - $162

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Penrith National Express

$36 - $41

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Leamington Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Bowness on Windermere, Royalty Cinema 555

$93 - $140

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bowness-on-Windermere 192 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bowness-on-Windermere. However, there are services departing from Stratford-upon-Avon and arriving at Bowness on Windermere, Bowness Pier (Windermere Lakes Cruises) via Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 48 min.

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The distance between Stratford-upon-Avon and Bowness-on-Windermere is 159 miles. The road distance is 192 miles.

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The best way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bowness-on-Windermere without a car is to train which takes 5 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bowness-on-Windermere, including transfers.

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Stratford-upon-Avon to Bowness-on-Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stratford-upon-Avon station.

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The best way to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bowness-on-Windermere is to train which takes 5 h and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 48 min.

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Stratford-upon-Avon to Bowness-on-Windermere bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penrith station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stratford-upon-Avon to Bowness-on-Windermere is 192 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bowness-on-Windermere.

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There are 1783+ hotels available in Bowness-on-Windermere. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bowness-on-Windermere.
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  • Distance: 159.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

What companies run services between Stratford-upon-Avon, England and Bowness-on-Windermere, England?

You can take a train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bowness-on-Windermere via Birmingham Moor Street, Birmingham, Bus Mall, Birmingham, New St Station, Birmingham New Street, and Oxenholme Lake District in around 5 h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bowness-on-Windermere once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 5 h 30 min.

Train operators
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 Lancaster
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Bus operators
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 Bowness on Windermere, Royalty Cinema
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Stratford-upon-Avon to Penrith
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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