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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity coaches per day from Manchester to Windermere. Traveling by coach from Manchester to Windermere usually takes around 3 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance68 mi (109 km)
Shortest duration2h 55m
Cheapest price£10.70
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Coach lines1

What coach companies travel from Manchester to Windermere?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Manchester to Windermere. National Express is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express23h 23m£12.84
  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our coach partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, coach carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the coach or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 68 miles from Manchester to Windermere. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 55 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Travel trends tend to vary greatly for coach trips from Manchester to Windermere."

The first coach leaves at 13:00 and the last coach leaves at 14:00. To see the times for all coaches from Manchester to Windermere, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 coaches per day from Manchester to Windermere. Both of these are direct coaches, meaning that you do not have to worry about transferring coaches at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Manchester to Windermere; ticket prices start at £17.56.

City Information


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Most recognizable for its world-famous football team, Manchester is a modern, vibrant city with a diverse range of attractions that will appeal to explorers of all kinds. Often referred to as "The Capital of the North," Manchester is also known for being the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Visitors can relive this booming era by taking a trip to the Science and Industry Museum to see how this previously small town changed the world's ideas of industry and manufacturing forever. These days, Manchester is famous for its music and art scene, with it being the birthplace of bands like The Smiths and Oasis.

Art and music-lovers may want to visit Afflecks, a vast and eclectic emporium of all things indie and grunge, to purchase records, artwork, and memorabilia, among many other things. Manchester is also home to 15 parks and gardens, with Fletcher Moss Park and Botanical Gardens among the most popular. This park provides a beautiful setting for picnics and scenic walks, perfect for when you need an escape from the bustling city.

And if you really are only here for Man U, both Old Trafford and Etihad Stadium are stops on our itinerary to visit every premier league stadium in England.

With three large train stations—Piccadilly, Oxford Road, and Victoria—Manchester is easily accessible via rail. National Express and Megabus coaches also allow access from all over the country. In addition, Manchester Airport houses three large terminals, which provide global entry to the city.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Manchester?

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Main departure station: Manchester Airport

Refurbished in 2004 and 2014, Manchester Airport Station is a combined rail, Metrolink tram, and coach station. Referred to as "The Station" on signage, it is linked to the airport terminals by the Sky Link elevated walkway. Northern, TransPennine Express, and Transport for Wales operate rail services, with destinations including central Manchester, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. National Express and Megabus also operate frequent coaches to and from the airport. The Metrolink tram connects with Manchester Victoria rail station, located much closer to the center of Manchester.

All coach stations in Manchester:

  • Manchester Airport

  • Manchester Coach Station

Where does the coach arrive in Windermere?

Main arrival station: Church St

All coaches from Manchester arrive at one main station in Windermere.

Coach stations in Windermere:

  • Church St

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