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You can easily reach Lake Windermere by train. The nearest station is Windermere, which is served by Northern services. Once you exit Windermere, you can either enjoy half an hour walk immersed in nature, or if you prefer, catch the 599 bus.

Spend a relaxing day out at Lake Windermere with your friends and family. Breathe in the fresh air, and have a nice stroll around the grounds while taking in the stunning landscape around you.



Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:45
Saturday 06:00 - 20:45
Sunday 10:30 - 20:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorApcoa on Behalf of First TransPennine Express
Car parking spaces19
Carpark charges
Annual£480.00
Daily£4.00
Monthly£62.00
Three Monthly£155.00
Weekly£19.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes

Car park

Step-free accessPart of station
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable

About Lake Windermere

At 10.5-miles long, one-mile wide and 220-feet deep, Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and is in the largest national park in England, the Lake District, which welcomes over 16.4 million visitors every year. Fed by numerous rivers which run through the Lake District, Lake Windermere has been one of UK's most important waterways for hundreds of years, and truly needs to be seen to be believed.

Lose yourself amongst the many trails and hikes that run around the lake, or for a more regimented ramble, sign up with the Lake District guides, who will take you on the finest treks the lake has to offer.

Of course, the only real way to experience Lake Windermere is to take to the water, and there are several ways to do so. Self-drive boats can be hired from a number of points around the lake, from Waterhead, Low Wood, Bowness, Brockhole and Fell Foot Park. Or if you prefer the finer things in life, hop on a Windermere Cruise. For the more adventurous, look no further than a canoe course, learn to Eskimo roll your way across Windermere, taking in the beautiful surroundings as you go.

Departures and arrivals from Windermere

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Windermere station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Oxenholme Lake DistrictNorthern07:561On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern09:141On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern11:101On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern13:071On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern15:121On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Oxenholme Lake DistrictNorthern07:481On time
from Oxenholme Lake DistrictNorthern08:461On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern10:381On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern12:391On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern14:381On time
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