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There are 9 ways to get from Cambridge to Ambleside by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7 h 52 min

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

$158 - $248

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Bus  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway X5
  2. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Ambleside National Express

$35 - $42

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Bus, train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn
  2. Take the train from Peterborough to Leeds
  3. Take the train from Leeds to Carnforth
  4. Take the bus from Carnforth, station to Ambleside, bus interchange 555

$50 - $78

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 54 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

$152 - $386

Fly Cambridge to Manchester, train  •  6 h 33 min

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

$82 - $283

Fly London Stansted to Edinburgh, train  •  8 h 11 min

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

$99 - $306

Train, train to Southend, fly to Manchester  •  9 h 11 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 Manchester (MAN) SEN - MAN
  4. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Oxenholme Lake District

$144 - $430

Train to Norwich, fly to Manchester, train  •  8 h 51 min

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

$144 - $297

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Ambleside is to bus which costs £26 - £35 and takes 9 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Ambleside is to drive which costs £35 - £60 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 and arriving at Ambleside via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 51 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 52 min and costs £120 - £190.

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It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from Cambridge to Ambleside, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Ambleside bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Cambridge, Castle Street station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Ambleside is to train which takes 7 h 52 min and costs £120 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £35 and takes 9 h 51 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 52 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 in around 7 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Ambleside via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 9 h 51 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 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 Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southend to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Norwich to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $290
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
Train from Haymarket to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
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 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
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
$24 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $85
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $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
Train from Cambridge to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Stagecoach in the Fens
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stagecoach in the Fens
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, station to Ambleside, bus interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
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
National Express

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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 2091+ hotels available in Ambleside. Prices start at $93 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Cambridge Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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