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There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Ambleside by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 35 min

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

$67 - $146

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Bus, line 555 bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Penrith
  2. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Keswick, Bus Station X5
  3. Take the line 555 bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Ambleside, Health Centre 555

$21 - $29

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Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Ambleside 138 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Ambleside is to bus and line 555 bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Ambleside is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to Ambleside. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Ambleside, Health Centre via Penrith, Rail Station and Keswick, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 18 min.

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The distance between Glasgow and Ambleside is 112 miles. The road distance is 138 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Ambleside without a car is to train which takes 3 h 35 min and costs £50 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Glasgow to Ambleside, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to Ambleside is to train which takes 3 h 35 min and costs £50 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus and line 555 bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5 h 18 min.

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Glasgow to Ambleside bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Ambleside, Health Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to Ambleside is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to drive from Glasgow to Ambleside.

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  • Distance: 112.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Glasgow to Ambleside hourly. Tickets cost $85 - $140 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. TransPennine Express also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to Ambleside via Penrith, Rail Station and Keswick, Bus Station in around 5 h 18 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
2 h
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
Bus operators
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 Glasgow to Penrith
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Keswick, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Ambleside, Health Centre
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
stagecoachbus.com

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