There are 4 ways to get from Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere by bus, ferry, taxi or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 555 bus  •  14 min

  1. Take the line 555 bus from Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) to Bowness on Windermere, Bowness Pier (Windermere Lakes Cruises) 555

$2 - $4

3 alternative options

Ferry  •  35 min

  1. Take the ferry from Waterhead, Ambleside Waterhead Ferry Landing to Bowness on Windermere Ferry Terminal Boat

$9

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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere is to taxi which costs £18 - £22 and takes 10 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 line 555 bus from Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) to Bowness on Windermere, Bowness Pier (Windermere Lakes Cruises) takes 14 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) and arriving at Bowness on Windermere, Bowness Pier (Windermere Lakes Cruises). Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Waterhead, Ambleside Waterhead Ferry Landing and arriving at Bowness on Windermere Ferry Terminal. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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

Stagecoach UK operates a bus from Ambleside to Bowness-on-Windermere every 4 hours. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 14 min.

Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) to Bowness on Windermere, Bowness Pier (Windermere Lakes Cruises)
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Windermere Lake Cruises
Phone
+44 15394 43360
Website
windermere-lakecruises.co.uk
Ferry from Waterhead, Ambleside Waterhead Ferry Landing to Bowness on Windermere Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
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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