Windermere Train Station

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.

Taxi rank, car park, and entrance to Booths at Windermere Train Station
Taxi rank, car park, and entrance to Booths supermarket

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.

Platform at Windermere Train Station

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.

Bus at Windermere Train Station
Bus at Windermere Train Station

The walk to Orrest Head begins just north of the station.


Map showing location of Windermere Train Station.

Map showing location of Windermere Train Station


Windermere Train Station

Address and postcode
Station Precinct
United Kingdom
LA23 1AH

Reviews and Additional Information

  1. We are looking to visit Windermere/Bowness in June this year by train we travel from Warrington Bank Quay to Oxenholme then Oxenholme to Windermere. Last year when we visited we arrived at Oxenholme and a there were no drivers available for the link to Windermere we had to wait over an hour. Returning home we arrived at Windermere only to find there were no trains to Oxenholme we had to get a taxi at a cost of £35!!!! Considering we had paid for first class tickets anyway to stop the hassle of booking and reserving seats then having to ask people to please let us sit in those seats we decided to pay for first class. Are there still ongoing problems with the train connections or have the issues been resolved? Would be grateful for any info or advice. Thank you.

  2. Britiain has railway stations, lesser countries, such as the USA, have “train stations”.

    • We know. But ‘train station’ is used when people do web searches.


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