There are 12 ways to get from Cambridge to Ambleside by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 16 min

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

$161 - $250

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Bus  •  10 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Ambleside National Express

$38 - $44

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Train, bus  •  8 h 3 min

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

$156 - $233

Bus, train  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Ely Railway Station 12
  2. Take the train from Ely to Manchester Piccadilly
  3. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
  4. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter) 555

$116 - $163

Drive  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Ambleside 232.3 miles

$50 - $75

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Manchester, train  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$131 - $350

Fly London Stansted to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Glasgow (GLA) STN - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District

$107 - $315

Fly Cambridge to Manchester, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Manchester (MAN) CBG - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$86 - $293

Train, train to Southend, fly to Carlisle  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Carlisle (CAX) SEN - CAX
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District

$148 - $579

Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Edinburgh (EDI) STN - EDI
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District

$103 - $312

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle, train  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle
  4. Take the train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District

$145 - $420

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Leeds Bradford, train  •  9 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) LHR - LBA
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
  4. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District

$143 - $301

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Ambleside is to bus which costs £28 - £34 and takes 10 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Ambleside is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Ambleside. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Castle Street (Magdalene Street) and arriving at Ambleside via St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 13 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Ambleside is 201 miles. The road distance is 232.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Ambleside without a car is to train which takes 7 h 16 min and costs £120 - £190.

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Cambridge to Ambleside, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Ambleside bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Ambleside is to train which takes 7 h 16 min and costs £120 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £34 and takes 10 h 13 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Ambleside.
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  • Distance: 201 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 16 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Ambleside via Birmingham New Street, Oxenholme Lake District, Windermere, and Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) in around 7 h 16 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cambridge to Ambleside once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $27 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Manchester
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from London Heathrow to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $190
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Southend to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $420
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 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Birmingham New Street to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $140
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Ely to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $160
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
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$25 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Train from Leeds to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Newcastle to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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, Health Centre (bus shelter)
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Ambleside
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Cambridge
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Ely Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Ambleside is 232 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to drive from Cambridge to Ambleside.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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There are 2142+ hotels available in Ambleside. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to London Stansted Airport is to train which takes 29 min and costs £9 - £35.

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