There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to Ambleside 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  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District

$93 - $143

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire National Express
  2. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Ambleside National Express / ...

$20 - $29

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter) 555

$74 - $113

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Ambleside 163 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Ambleside is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Ambleside is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and Ambleside is 143 miles. The road distance is 163 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 39 min to get from Birmingham to Ambleside, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Ambleside. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Ambleside via Preston, Lancashire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Birmingham to Ambleside every 3 hours. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 6 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Ambleside via Preston, Lancashire in around 5 h 35 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $30
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Preston, Lancashire
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Preston, Lancashire to Ambleside
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 3) to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter)
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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