There are 5 ways to get from Ambleside to Carlisle by train, bus, 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

Train  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Windermere to Oxenholme Lake District
  2. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle

$26 - $59

Cheapest option

Line 555 bus, bus  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 555 bus from Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 555
  2. Take the bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Wigton Road, Richard Rose Academy (Path) 554

$16 - $17

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Ambleside to Whitehaven National Express
  2. Take the train from Whitehaven to Carlisle

$21 - $31

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from Ambleside to Carlisle 42.6 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from Ambleside to Carlisle 42.6 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ambleside to Carlisle is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ambleside to Carlisle is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 49 min.

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The distance between Ambleside and Carlisle is 32 miles. The road distance is 42.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Ambleside to Carlisle, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ambleside to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter) and arriving at Wigton Road, Richard Rose Academy (Path) via Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

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What companies run services between Ambleside, England and Carlisle, England?

You can take a train from Ambleside to Carlisle via Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket), Windermere, and Oxenholme Lake District in around 2 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ambleside to Carlisle via Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 2 h 52 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Windermere to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Whitehaven to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Wigton Road, Richard Rose Academy (Path)
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ambleside to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
K Cars
Phone
+44 1539 731000
Website
kcars.co
Blue Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1539 723670
Website
bluestartaxis.net

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