There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow 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 14 min

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District

$72 - $159

Cheapest option

Bus, line 555 bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Penrith National Express
  2. Take the line 555 bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, Rydal Road Health Centre 555

$24 - $34

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Ambleside 138 miles

$29 - $45

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Glasgow to Ambleside hourly. Tickets cost $95 - $150 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. TransPennine Express also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Ambleside via Penrith, Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance), and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) in around 4 h 27 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$27 - $40
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $90
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, Rydal Road Health Centre
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Glasgow to Ambleside?

The distance between Glasgow and Ambleside is 179 km. The road distance is 221 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Ambleside?

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Ambleside is to bus and line 555 bus which costs £16 - £25 and takes 4 h 27 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Glasgow to Ambleside?

The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Ambleside is to drive which takes 2 h 20 min and costs £21 - £35.

Is there a direct bus between Glasgow and Ambleside?

No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Ambleside. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Ambleside, Rydal Road Health Centre via Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

How long does it take to get from Glasgow to Ambleside?

It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Glasgow to Ambleside, including transfers.