There are 5 ways to get from York to Bowness-on-Windermere by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

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 - $91

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Windermere National Express

$29 - $39

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from York to Leeds
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Carnforth
  3. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Bowness on Windermere, Royalty Cinema 555

$43 - $91

Bus, train  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from York, Low Ousegate (Clifford's Tower Area) to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) 840 / ...
  2. Take the train from Leeds to Carnforth
  3. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Bowness on Windermere, Royalty Cinema 555

$41 - $58

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

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

$20 - $30

Questions & Answers

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 bus from York to Bowness-on-Windermere. However, there are services departing from York, Rougier Street (Central Interchange) and arriving at Bowness on Windermere, Royalty Cinema via Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 25 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 bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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

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The best way to get from York to Bowness-on-Windermere is to train which takes 4 h 33 min and costs £45 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £21 - £30 and takes 7 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get 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. Alternatively, you can take a bus from York to Bowness-on-Windermere via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station), Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Windermere, and Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) in around 7 h 25 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
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from York to Leeds
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $10
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Bowness on Windermere, Royalty Cinema
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Yorkshire Coastliner
Phone
01653 692 556
Email
hello@coastliner.co.uk
Website
yorkbus.co.uk
Bus from York, Low Ousegate (Clifford's Tower Area) to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
yorkbus.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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Windermere
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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