There are 4 ways to get from Carlisle to Ambleside by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 555 bus  •  2 h 2 min

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

$29 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus, line 555 bus  •  2 h 21 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

$23 - $38

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carlisle to Ambleside 42.7 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to Ambleside 42.7 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlisle to Ambleside is 43 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Carlisle to Ambleside.

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There are 2144+ hotels available in Ambleside. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Ambleside.
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  • Distance: 32.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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 21 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 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
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
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
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 Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Wright Bros Coaches
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) to Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket)
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Carlisle to Ambleside
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
$150 - $180
Radio Taxis Carlisle
Phone
+44 1228 527575
Website
radiotaxis.org.uk
Cumbria Cabs
Phone
+44 1228 899599

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