There are 4 ways to get from Glasgow to Ambleside by train, bus, night train 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 24 min

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

$93 - $145

Cheapest option

Bus, line 555 bus  •  4 h 37 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, Health Centre (bus shelter) 555

$21 - $30

2 alternative options

Night train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the night train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes

$56 - $78

Drive  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Ambleside 138 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Ambleside is to bus and line 555 bus which costs £16 - £24 and takes 4 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Ambleside is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Glasgow to Ambleside, including transfers.

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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 (bus shelter) via Penrith, Rail Station (Penrith Railway Station main entrance) and Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Ambleside.
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  • Distance: 112.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 24 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. 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 37 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Night train from Glasgow Central to Penrith North Lakes
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $28
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station (K) (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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