How to get from Manchester to Windermere

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from Manchester to Windermere

You can get from Manchester to Windermere by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Manchester to Windermere on 19 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:51Manchester Oxford Road1h50 10:41Windermere
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£111One-way
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08:51Manchester Oxford Road1h50 10:41Windermere
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17:51Manchester Oxford Road1h51 19:42Windermere
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£321One-way
16:59Manchester Oxford Road1h49 18:48Windermere
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£301One-way
19:37Deansgate2h02 21:39Windermere
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£321One-way

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Travel Information from Manchester to Windermere

distanceDistance68 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £20
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £11 • 1 h 49 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £11 • 1 h 49 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNorthern Rail or Northern Rail

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 68 miles to Windermere from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 49 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Northern Rail or Northern Rail among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Manchester to Windermere.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Windermere

Travel 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.
FAQs

There are 4 ways to travel from Manchester to Windermere including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Manchester to Windermere, which costs on average £11.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Windermere:

A train is about £10 less than a coach, which costs on average £20 for this route.

The fastest way to get to Windermere from Manchester is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 49 min.

There are alternative travel options to Windermere that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 3 h 29 min   on average.

The distance between Manchester and Windermere is around 68 miles.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Windermere is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Manchester to Windermere as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Manchester to Windermere:

  • Trains mostly leave from Manchester Piccadilly and tend to arrive in Windermere.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Windermere, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Northern Rail can get you to Windermere by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Northern Rail from Manchester to Windermere for £20 on Omio.
  • Travel with Northern Rail to go to Windermere by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Northern Rail Manchester to Windermere tickets on Omio for £11.

Yes, there are direct services available to Windermere from Manchester with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find 4 direct trains per day with Northern Rail.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Windermere as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Manchester to Windermere.

Many of our customers travelling from Manchester to Windermere don't make Windermere their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Edinburgh or Liverpool, either of which you could add to your Manchester and Windermere trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Windermere to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip to Windermere from Manchester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £20 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £11 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Manchester to Windermere online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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