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Trains to Windermere

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

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.

Ticket Office

  • Ticket Machine :
  • Staff help available : False
  • Ticket Office opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    Weekdays06:00 - 20:45
    Saturday 06:00 - 20:45
    Sunday 10:30 - 20:45
  • Oyster Prepay : False
  • Oyster topup : False
  • Oyster validator : False


  • Postbox :
  • Telephones :
  • Telephones type : Coins and cards
  • Customer help points :


  • CCTV :


  • Toilets available :
  • Showers : False
  • Baby change :



  • Carpark opening hours :
    DayOpening Hours
    WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
    Saturday Open 24 hours
    Sunday Open 24 hours
  • Carpark name : Station Car Park
  • Carpark operator : Apcoa on Behalf of First TransPennine Express
  • Car parking spaces : 19
  • Car parking charges :
    Three Monthly£155.00

Bicycle Facilities

  • Cycle storage available :
  • Cycle storage spaces : 12
  • Sheltered cycle storage : False
  • Cycle storage CCTV :
  • Cycle storage location :

    Car park


  • Step-free access : Part of station
  • Ramps for train access :
  • Wheelchairs available :
  • Induction Loop :
  • Accessible ticket machines :
  • Accessible Booking Office counter :
Trains to Windermere


Station Precinct, WINDERMERE, Cumbria, LA23 1AH
Ticket Office Hours
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 20:45
Saturday 06:00 - 20:45
Sunday 10:30 - 20:45

Useful links when visiting Windermere by train