There are 4 ways to get from Ambleside to Durham by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 47 min

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

$51 - $139

Cheapest option

Line 555 bus, bus  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 555 bus from Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) to Kendal, Weavers Court 555
  2. Take the bus from Kendal, Weavers Court to Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel (Market Square) 502
  3. Take the bus from Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel (Market Square) to Durham, Bus Station B66

$32

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station 888

$39 - $78

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  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 1 h 41 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Ambleside to Durham station. However, there are services departing from Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) and arriving at Durham, Bus Station via Kendal, Weavers Court and Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel (Market Square). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 21 min.

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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 4 h 47 min and costs £35 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min 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 Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) station.

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The best way to get from Ambleside to Durham is to train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs £35 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £29 - £60 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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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 1 h 41 min 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: 4 h 47 min

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

You can take a train from Ambleside to Durham via Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket), Windermere, Oxenholme Lake District, Carlisle, and Newcastle in around 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, Wright Bros Coaches operates a bus from Ambleside to Durham every 2 hours. Tickets cost $26 and the journey takes 3 h.

Train operators
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 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Bus operators
Wright Bros Coaches
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) to Kendal, Weavers Court
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kendal, Weavers Court to Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel (Market Square)
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel (Market Square) to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
jhcoaches.com

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