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The Lake District is England’s biggest National Park. It is home to Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain – and Windermere – England’s largest natural lake. Unsurprisingly, the area attracts over 14 million visitors every year, who come to enjoy the natural beauty and special charm of Lakeland life. Windermere has long been one of the most popular holiday destinations within the Lake District and that’s thanks, in no small part, to the railway. Windermere station opened in 1847 as the terminus of the Kendall and Windermere Railway, a branch line connecting to the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway (which now forms part of the West Coast Main Line from London to Glasgow) at Oxenholme. The village where the station was built was then known as Birthwaite, but it soon took on the name of the lake, and the town that grew up is now known as Windermere. The lake itself is about half a mile away.

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
Windermere station has just one platform as it is at the end of a single-track branch line. Inside the ticket hall there is a RADAR-key accessible toilet. Directly outside the station, there is a taxi rank, a small pay-and-display car park and a bus stop for routes down to Bowness-on-Windermere and the lake, plus other destinations around the Lake District. Cycle hire is available next to the station.

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 Manchester AirportNorthern09:141On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern11:101On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern13:071On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern15:121On time
to Manchester AirportNorthern17:101On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Oxenholme Lake DistrictNorthern08:461On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern10:381On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern12:391On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern14:381On time
from Manchester AirportNorthern16:381On time
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