There are 3 ways to get from Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere by bus, taxi or car

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Bus  •  13 min

  1. Take the bus from Waterhead Hotel for Pier to Bowness on Windermere, Bowness Pier (Windermere Lakes Cruises) 555 / ...

$3 - $10

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Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere 5.8 miles

$24 - $29

Drive  •  10 min

  1. Drive from Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere 5.8 miles

$1 - $2

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Waterhead Hotel for Pier and arriving at Bowness on Windermere, Bowness Pier (Windermere Lakes Cruises). Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 min.

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The distance between Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere is 5 miles. The road distance is 5.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere without a car is to bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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The bus from Waterhead Hotel for Pier to Bowness on Windermere, Bowness Pier (Windermere Lakes Cruises) takes 13 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, depart from Waterhead Hotel for Pier station.

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Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Bowness on Windermere, Bowness Pier (Windermere Lakes Cruises) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere is 6 miles. It takes approximately 10 min to drive from Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere.

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There are 1783+ hotels available in Bowness-on-Windermere. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere.
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  • Distance: 4.9 miles
  • Duration: 13 min

What companies run services between Ambleside, England and Bowness-on-Windermere, England?

Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire operates a bus from Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere hourly. Tickets cost $4 and the journey takes 13 min. Windermere Lake Cruises also services this route once daily.

Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Waterhead Hotel for Pier to Bowness on Windermere, Bowness Pier (Windermere Lakes Cruises)
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Windermere Lake Cruises
Phone
+44 15394 43360
Website
windermere-lakecruises.co.uk
Bus from Waterhead, Ambleside Waterhead Ferry Landing to Bowness on Windermere Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
windermere-lakecruises.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$24 - $29
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

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