There are 8 ways to get from Windermere to Inverness by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train via Glasgow, Waterloo Lane  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness

$115 - $215

Cheapest option

Train, night train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
  2. Take the night train from Carlisle to Inverness

$64 - $121

6 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 29 min

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

$94 - $211

Train, bus  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station M90

$96 - $194

Bus  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Penrith to Glasgow National Express
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$64 - $83

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Windermere to Inverness 299.5 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Manchester, fly  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Inverness (INV) MAN - INV

$104 - $291

Train to Carlisle, fly  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
  2. Fly from Carlisle (CAX) to Inverness (INV) CAX - INV

$101 - $409

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Windermere to Inverness is to bus which costs £45 - £65 and takes 10 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Windermere to Inverness is to drive which costs £45 - £75 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Windermere to Inverness station. However, there are services departing from Windermere, Cedar Manor Hotel (St Mary's Church) and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket), Penrith and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Windermere to Inverness. However, there are services departing from Windermere and arriving at Inverness via Oxenholme Lake District and Haymarket. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 29 min.

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The distance between Windermere and Inverness is 221 miles. The road distance is 299.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Windermere to Inverness without a car is to train which takes 7 h 5 min and costs £85 - £170.

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It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to get from Windermere to Inverness, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Windermere to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 221.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Windermere to Inverness via Oxenholme Lake District, Glasgow Central, Glasgow, Waterloo Lane, Glasgow, Dundas Street (Queen St Station), and Glasgow Queen Street in around 7 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Windermere to Inverness via Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket), Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), Penrith, Glasgow, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 10 h 17 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flights from Carlisle to Inverness via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $65
Train from Haymarket to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Carlisle to Inverness
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$198
Sleeper Seat
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
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 Penrith to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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