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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:
  • Monday to Saturday open from 06:40:00 until 20:45:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
Level access to platform
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces19
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Car park
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is not available at the station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Windermere station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.
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 Oxenholme Lake DistrictNorthern06:421Scheduled
to Oxenholme Lake DistrictNorthern07:561Scheduled
to Oxenholme Lake DistrictNorthern08:501Scheduled
to Oxenholme Lake DistrictNorthern09:561Scheduled
to Oxenholme Lake DistrictNorthern10:571Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Manchester AirportNorthern06:36Scheduled
from Manchester AirportNorthern07:481Scheduled
from Manchester AirportNorthern08:461Scheduled
from Manchester AirportNorthern09:491Scheduled
from Manchester AirportNorthern10:411Scheduled
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