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

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 34 min

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

$93 - $141

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith National Express

$32 - $36

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5 h 29 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, bus interchange (opposite library) 555

$82 - $119

Drive  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Ambleside 163 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

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, Health Centre (bus shelter) via Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Ambleside without a car is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 34 min to get from Birmingham to Ambleside, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Ambleside bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Ambleside is to train which takes 3 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 2 min.

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Birmingham to Ambleside bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Penrith station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to Ambleside is 163 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to drive from Birmingham to Ambleside.

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There are 2144+ hotels available in Ambleside. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Ambleside.
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  • Distance: 142.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 34 min

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 5 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to Ambleside once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 55 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 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $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
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Penrith
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
nationalexpress.com

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