There are 5 ways to get from Ambleside to Durham by train, bus 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  •  4 h 43 min

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

$50 - $144

Cheapest option

Line 555 bus, bus, line 40 bus  •  6 h 29 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 Denton Burn, West Road (Opposite Library) 888
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Denton Burn, West Road (Opposite Library) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Monument (Outside Eldon War Memorial) 40 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Durham, Leazes Rd - Underpass Stand A (Shelter) X12 / ...

$19 - $29

3 alternative options

Line 555 bus, bus  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 555 bus from Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter) to Kendal, Blackhall Road (opposite Bus Station) 555
  2. Take the bus from Kendal, Blackhall Road (outside Majestic Wines opposite Bus Station) to Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station) S5 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station) to Durham, Bus Station B66

$30 - $32

Line 555 bus, bus via Kirkby Stephen, Pennine Hotel (Market Square)  •  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

$29 - $31

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Ambleside to Durham 86.2 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

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 takes 1 h 41 min and costs £14 - £21.

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The distance between Ambleside and Durham is 97 km. The road distance is 138 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Ambleside to Durham, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ambleside to Durham. However, there are services departing from Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter) and arriving at Durham, Bus Station via Kendal, Blackhall Road (outside Majestic Wines opposite Bus Station) and Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

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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 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ambleside to Durham via Kendal, Blackhall Road (opposite Bus Station), Kendal, Blackhall Road (outside Majestic Wines opposite Bus Station), and Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station) in around 5 h 9 min.

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
Hourly
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
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter) to Kendal, Blackhall Road (opposite Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) to Kendal, Weavers Court
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Western Dales Community Trnsp
Phone
015396 20125
Website
westerndalesbus.co.uk
Bus from Kendal, Blackhall Road (outside Majestic Wines opposite Bus Station) to Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
westerndalesbus.co.uk
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kendal, Blackhall Road (outside Majestic Wines opposite Bus Station) to Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
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
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Classic Coaches
Website
traveline.info
Bus from Kendal, Bus Station (Ken) (Westmorland Shopping Centre) to Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
traveline.info
Jim Hughes Coaches Ltd
Phone
+44 191 410 4107
Email
sales@jhcoaches.com
Website
jhcoaches.com
Bus from Easgill Head, Rail Station (railway bridge opposite station) to Durham, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Denton Burn, West Road (Opposite Library)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach North East
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Denton Burn, West Road (Opposite Library) to Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Monument (Outside Eldon War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva North East
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Durham, Leazes Rd - Underpass Stand A (Shelter)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Go North East
Phone
0191 420 50 50
Website
simplygo.com
Bus from Eldon Square Bus Station to Durham, Leazes Rd - Underpass Stand A (Shelter)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
simplygo.com

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