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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 28 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 City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) to Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Wetherspoons) Zap
  2. Take the bus from Manchester to Windermere National Express

$36 - $43

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

$38 - $88

Bus, train  •  6 h 18 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

$36 - $55

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 takes 2 h 3 min and costs £15 - £23.

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The distance between York and Bowness-on-Windermere is 128 km. The road distance is 154 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to get from York to Bowness-on-Windermere, including transfers.

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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 City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station), Manchester 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 28 min.

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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 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from York to Bowness-on-Windermere via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station), Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Wetherspoons), Manchester, 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
Hourly
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $10
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $15
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@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
$5 - $7
Schedules at
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
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
yorkbus.co.uk
Burnley & Pendle
Phone
0345 60 40 110
Email
hello@burnleybuses.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn (Leeds City Bus Station) to Manchester City Centre, Portland St (Wetherspoons)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
lancashirebus.co.uk

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