There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Ambleside by train, bus 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  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Oxenholme Lake District

$69 - $147

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Penrith National Express

$31 - $35

2 alternative options

Train, line 555 bus  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Penrith North Lakes
  2. Take the line 555 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter) 555

$63 - $125

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Ambleside 134.4 miles

$28 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Ambleside. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter) via Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 52 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Ambleside is 106 miles. The road distance is 134.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ambleside without a car is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Edinburgh to Ambleside, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Ambleside bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Ambleside is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 52 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Ambleside is 134 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Ambleside.
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  • Distance: 106 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Ambleside, England?

TransPennine Express operates a train from Edinburgh to Ambleside every 4 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $85 and the journey takes 1 h 58 min. Virgin West Coast Trains also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Ambleside once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 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 Edinburgh to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Edinburgh to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $110
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
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
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 Edinburgh to Penrith
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com

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