Windermere Train Station serves the Lake District town of Windermere. It’s also the nearest train station to places such as Ambleside, Bowness, Coniston, Hawkshead, and Grasmere.
The station is the terminus station of the Windermere Branch Line. This short railway line runs from Windermere to Oxenholme on the West Coast Main Line. It connects the Lake District to stations such as Glasgow Central, Edinburgh, London Euston, Preston, Wigan North Western, Carlisle, and Warrington Bank Quay.
Direct services to Windermere include Windermere Branch Line services from Oxenholme. Trains call at Kendal, Burneside, and Staveley. There are also trains to Windermere from Manchester Airport (via Manchester Piccadilly, Bolton, Preston, and Lancaster).
Windermere Train Station is a manned station with one platform. Facilities include a ticket office, waiting rooms, cycle hire concession, and toilets. There’s a taxi rank and car park (parking fees apply) outside the main entrance.
There’s no shop in the station itself, but a former railway building next to it is now a Booths supermarket. It’s an excellent store and carries everything needed for a long train journey. It also boasts a cafe.
Windermere Train Station is situated on Station Precinct (postcode LA23 1AH) at the northern end of the town. Windermere Tourist Information Centre is just yards away and offers helpful advice, guides, maps, and more.
Buses depart from outside the station for destinations such as Ambleside, Bowness, Brockhole, Coniston, Grasmere, Hawkshead, Keswick, and Waterhead.
The walk to Orrest Head begins just north of the station.