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There are 3 ways to get from York to Bowness-on-Windermere by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from York to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District

$62 - $85

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Train, bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from York to Carnforth
  2. Take the bus from Carnforth, station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange 555

$43 - $63

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from York to Bowness-on-Windermere 96.4 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from York to Bowness-on-Windermere is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from York to Bowness-on-Windermere is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from York to Bowness-on-Windermere. However, there are services departing from York and arriving at Windermere via Manchester Piccadilly and Oxenholme Lake District. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

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The distance between York and Bowness-on-Windermere is 80 miles. The road distance is 96.4 miles.

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The best way to get from York to Bowness-on-Windermere without a car is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs £45 - £70.

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It takes approximately 4 h 33 min to get from York to Bowness-on-Windermere, including transfers.

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York to Bowness-on-Windermere train services, operated by TransPennine Express, depart from York station.

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York to Bowness-on-Windermere train services, operated by TransPennine Express, arrive at Oxenholme Lake District station.

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Yes, the driving distance between York to Bowness-on-Windermere is 96 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from York to Bowness-on-Windermere.

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  • Distance: 79.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 33 min

What companies run services between York, England and Bowness-on-Windermere, England?

You can take a train from York to Bowness-on-Windermere via Manchester Piccadilly and Oxenholme Lake District in around 4 h 33 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from York to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, station to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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