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There are 3 ways to get from Ambleside to Durham by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 37m

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

$52 - $139

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Kendal, Blackhall Road to Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel 502 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel to Durham, Bus Station B66

Drive  •  1h 41m

  1. Drive from Ambleside to Durham 86.2 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Ambleside to Durham is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Ambleside to Durham is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ambleside to Durham station. However, there are services departing from Ambleside and arriving at Durham, Bus Station via Kendal, Blackhall Road and Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 1m.

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The distance between Ambleside and Durham is 61 miles. The road distance is 86.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Ambleside to Durham without a car is to train which takes 4h 37m and costs £40 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4h 37m to get from Ambleside to Durham, including transfers.

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Ambleside to Durham bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, depart from Kendal, Blackhall Road station.

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The best way to get from Ambleside to Durham is to train which takes 4h 37m and costs £40 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 1m.

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Ambleside to Durham bus services, operated by Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd, arrive at Durham, Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ambleside to Durham is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1h 41m to drive from Ambleside to Durham.

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Map of how to get from Ambleside to Durham.
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  • Distance: 60.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 37m

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

You can take a train from Ambleside to Durham via Windermere, Windermere, Oxenholme Lake District, Carlisle, and Newcastle in around 4h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ambleside to Durham via Kendal, Blackhall Road and Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel in around 5h 1m.

Train operators
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
40m
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kendal, Blackhall Road to Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Western Dales Community Trnsp
Phone
015396 20125
Website
westerndalesbus.co.uk
Bus from Kendal, Blackhall Road to Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
westerndalesbus.co.uk
Cumbria Classic Coaches
Phone
+44 15396 23254
Email
ali@cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Website
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Bus from Kendal, Bus Station to Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com

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