From Carlisle train to Oxenholme Lake District, train to Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket), then bus to Ambleside, Loughrigg Avenue (no. 45-47). 1 h 53 min £39. From Carlisle, Market Hall bus to Cockermouth then bus to Ambleside. 2 h 45 min £15. From Carlisle taxi to Ambleside. 50 min £137. From Carlisle drive to Ambleside. 50 min £8.
Operators: Virgin West Coast Trains Northern Rail Stagecoach UK Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire National Express