There are 3 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, line 555 bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Blackpool North to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
  3. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
  4. Take the line 555 bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) 555

$28 - $77

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Blackpool Town Centre, Talbot Road to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 10) 42
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) 555

$23

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Blackpool to Ambleside 67.3 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Blackpool to Ambleside. However, there are services departing from Blackpool Town Centre, Talbot Road and arriving at Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) via Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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The distance between Blackpool and Ambleside is 43 miles. The road distance is 67.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Blackpool to Ambleside without a car is to train and line 555 bus which takes 2 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Blackpool to Ambleside, including transfers.

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Blackpool to Ambleside bus services, operated by Stagecoach Lancaster, depart from Blackpool Town Centre, Talbot Road station.

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Blackpool to Ambleside bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Blackpool to Ambleside is 67 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to drive from Blackpool to Ambleside.

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There are 2144+ hotels available in Ambleside. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Blackpool to Ambleside.
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  • Distance: 42.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Blackpool to Ambleside via Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 10) and Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station in around 4 h.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Blackpool North to Preston
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
Train from Preston to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Bus operators
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, bus interchange (opposite library)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
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
Stagecoach Lancaster
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Blackpool Town Centre, Talbot Road to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 10)
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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