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There are 3 ways to get from Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Dumfries
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms 500

Cheapest option

Line 555 bus, train, bus  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the line 555 bus from Ambleside, Vicarage Road to Keswick, Bus Station 555
  2. Take the train from Penrith North Lakes to Lockerbie
  3. Take the bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms 500

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Drive  •  1h 58m

  1. Drive from Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet 106.5 miles

Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet by bus and train

The journey time between Ambleside and Gatehouse of Fleet is around 6h 53m and covers a distance of around 131 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 52m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 51m. Operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire, Northern Rail and others, the Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet service departs from Ambleside, bus interchange and arrives in Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 1m
Layover time:
3h 52m
Total time:
6h 53m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 51m
Journey distance:
131 miles
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
£36
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:56
Last service departs at:
21:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet bus and train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1h 58m.

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The distance between Ambleside and Gatehouse of Fleet is 58 miles. The road distance is 106.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 15m and costs £35 - £120.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet is 106 miles. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet.

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Map of how to get from Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet.
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  • Distance: 58.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Ambleside, England and Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet. However, you can take the bus to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange, take the walk to Windermere, take the train to Oxenholme Lake District, take the train to Carlisle, take the train to Dumfries, take the walk to Dumfries, Railway Station, then take the bus to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ambleside to Gatehouse of Fleet via Keswick, Bus Station, Penrith, Rail Station, Penrith North Lakes, Lockerbie, Lockerbie, Bridge Street, and Dumfries, Whitesands in around 6h 57m.

Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £70
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £25
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£16 - £60
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £22
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
TransPennine Express Service
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
£19 - £30
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£10 - £15
Off-Peak Day Single
£14 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £30
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£18 - £27
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£9 - £14
Off-Peak Day Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £27
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Dumfries
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Dumfries, Railway Station to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Bus from Dumfries, Whitesands to Gatehouse of Fleet, Murray Arms
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Ambleside, Vicarage Road to Keswick, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £8
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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