There are 5 ways to get from Carlisle to Ambleside by train, bus, taxi 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 Virgin West Coast Trains, bus  •  2 h 6 min

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

$27 - $61

Cheapest option

Bus, line 555 bus  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) 888 / ...
  2. Take the line 555 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter) 555

$17 - $39

3 alternative options

Train, bus National Express  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Whitehaven
  2. Take the bus from Whitehaven to Ambleside National Express

$22 - $32

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Ambleside 42.7 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Ambleside 42.7 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Ambleside is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Ambleside is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 50 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Ambleside is 32 miles. The road distance is 42.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Carlisle to Ambleside, including transfers.

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

You can take a bus from Carlisle to Ambleside via Penrith North Lakes, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 2 h 34 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
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
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
Northern Rail
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
Train from Carlisle to Whitehaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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 Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
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
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Whitehaven to Ambleside
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Ambleside
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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