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There are 7 ways to get from Windermere to Inverness by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 40 min

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

$94 - $206

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station 555
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster to Glasgow
  3. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Inverness, Bus Station G10

$53 - $81

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 54 min

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

$96 - $194

Train, night train  •  8 h 37 min

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

$64 - $116

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Windermere to Inverness 299.5 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Manchester, fly  •  5 h 39 min

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

$103 - $288

Train, train to Birmingham, fly  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Inverness (INV) BHX - INV

$141 - $428

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The cheapest way to get from Windermere to Inverness is to bus which costs £40 - £65 and takes 10 h 45 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, Bus Rail Interchange and arriving at Inverness, Bus Station via Lancaster and Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 45 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 40 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 40 min and costs £70 - £160.

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It takes approximately 7 h 40 min to get from Windermere to Inverness, including transfers.

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Windermere to Inverness bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, depart from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange station.

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Windermere to Inverness train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from Oxenholme Lake District station.

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The best way to get from Windermere to Inverness is to train which takes 7 h 40 min and costs £70 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £65 and takes 10 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Windermere to Inverness.
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  • Distance: 221.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Windermere to Inverness via Oxenholme Lake District and Haymarket in around 7 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Windermere to Inverness via Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station, Lancaster, and Buchanan Bus Station in around 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Manchester to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Inverness
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $420
Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
2 h
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 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
$17 - $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 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Preston
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Preston
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
Train from Preston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Haymarket to Inverness
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $60
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Carlisle to Inverness
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$196
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 to Inverness, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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 Windermere to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express
Bus from Lancaster to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Inverness Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Windermere to Inverness bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, arrive at Inverness, Bus Station.

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Windermere to Inverness train services, operated by ScotRail, arrive at Inverness station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Windermere to Inverness is 299 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to drive from Windermere to Inverness.

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Loganair offers flights from Manchester Airport to Inverness Airport.

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