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There are 3 ways to get from Windermere to Elterwater by bus, taxi or car

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Bus, line 516 bus  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Windermere to Ambleside National Express
  2. Take the line 516 bus from Ambleside, bus interchange to Elterwater, The Britannia Inn 516

$7 - $11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  14m

  1. Take a taxi from Windermere to Elterwater 8.7 miles

$30 - $45

Drive  •  14m

  1. Drive from Windermere to Elterwater 8.7 miles

$1 - $3

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The cheapest way to get from Windermere to Elterwater is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Windermere to Elterwater is to taxi which costs £26 - £32 and takes 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Windermere to Elterwater. However, there are services departing from Windermere and arriving at Elterwater, The Britannia Inn via Ambleside, bus interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 30m.

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The distance between Windermere and Elterwater is 7 miles. The road distance is 8.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Windermere to Elterwater without a car is to bus and line 516 bus which takes 1h 30m and costs £5 - £9.

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It takes approximately 1h 30m to get from Windermere to Elterwater, including transfers.

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

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Windermere to Elterwater bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Elterwater, The Britannia Inn station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Windermere to Elterwater is 9 miles. It takes approximately 14m to drive from Windermere to Elterwater.

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There are 2133+ hotels available in Elterwater. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Windermere to Elterwater.
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  • Distance: 6.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 30m

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

You can take a bus from Windermere to Elterwater via Ambleside, bus interchange in around 1h 30m.

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 Windermere to Ambleside
Ave. Duration
13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ambleside, bus interchange to Elterwater, The Britannia Inn
Ave. Duration
17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Windermere to Elterwater
Ave. Duration
14m
Estimated price
$30 - $45
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

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