There are 4 ways to get from Blackpool 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, bus  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Blackpool North to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
  3. Take the bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, Loughrigg Avenue (no. 45-47) 555 / ...

$28 - $85

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Blackpool Town Centre, Abingdon Street to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 10) 42
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, Rydal Road Health Centre 555

$12 - $18

2 alternative options

Line 42 bus, bus  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the line 42 bus from Blackpool Town Centre, Abingdon Street to Galgate, Crossroads (Crossroads A6 Northbound) 42
  2. Take the bus from Galgate to Ambleside National Express

$13 - $19

Drive  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Blackpool to Ambleside 67.3 miles

$14 - $21

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

You can take a bus from Blackpool to Ambleside via Galgate, Crossroads (Crossroads A6 Northbound) and Galgate in around 3 h 31 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackpool North to Preston
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Blackpool North to Preston
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $25
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, Loughrigg Avenue (no. 45-47)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Blackpool Town Centre, Abingdon Street to Galgate, Crossroads (Crossroads A6 Northbound)
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Blackpool Town Centre, Abingdon Street to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 10)
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, Rydal Road Health Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, Loughrigg Avenue (no. 45-47)
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Blackpool to Ambleside?

The distance between Blackpool and Ambleside is 69 km. The road distance is 108 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Blackpool to Ambleside?

The cheapest way to get from Blackpool to Ambleside is to bus which costs £8 - £13 and takes 4 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Blackpool to Ambleside?

The quickest way to get from Blackpool to Ambleside is to drive which takes 1 h 14 min and costs £10 - £15.

Is there a direct bus between Blackpool and Ambleside?

No, there is no direct bus from Blackpool to Ambleside. However, there are services departing from Blackpool Town Centre, Abingdon Street and arriving at Ambleside via Galgate. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

How long does it take to get from Blackpool to Ambleside?

It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Blackpool to Ambleside, including transfers.