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Coach Information from Manchester to Windermere

distanceDistance68 miles (109 km)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Manchester to Windermere cover the 68 miles (109 km) long route with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available.

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Manchester to Windermere with National Express

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National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance coach provider operating over 550 coaches per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates coach services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express coaches have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most coaches come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your coach from Manchester to Windermere, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

    National Express has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your National Express tickets from Manchester to Windermere and when travelling by coach:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Verification of ticket with valid ID
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
      • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
      • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
      • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
      • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

    Buses from Manchester to Windermere

    Travellers wishing to reach Windermere from Manchester can take the 3:00 p.m. bus from Manchester coach station and change at Preston as there are no direct services. The bus reaches Preston at 3:55 p.m. The onward connecting service to Windermere leaves at 4:40 p.m. and arrives in Windermere at 7:02 p.m. Buses stop outside the railway station in the town centre. It takes four hours and two minutes to complete the journey. National Express serves the route. Tickets purchased in advance may be cheaper than those bought on the day of travel, although these less expensive fares often sell out quickly.

    Travel Tips

    Buses from Manchester to Windermere
    Take the bus to Windermere easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Windermere.
    How far is it from Manchester to Windermere by coach?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Windermere from Manchester via coach to be approximately 68 miles (109 km).
    Which coach companies can take me from Manchester to Windermere?
    For the best Manchester to Windermere coach to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with National Express. However, it's always good to check all possible coach companies with services between Manchester and Windermere to compare what amenities they may offer.

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