There are 5 ways to get from Liverpool 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 Virgin West Coast Trains, bus  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District
  3. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
  4. Take the bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, Loughrigg Avenue (no. 45-47) 555 / ...

$38 - $82

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40) X2
  2. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Ambleside National Express / ...

$16 - $22

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Preston  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Carnforth
  3. Take the bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) 555

$27 - $41

Bus, line 41 bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40) X2
  2. Take the line 41 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 42) to Lancaster City Centre, Queens Square (Queens Square A6 North) 41 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, Rydal Road Health Centre 555

$17 - $26

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Ambleside 91.3 miles

$19 - $29

What companies run services between Liverpool, England and Ambleside, England?

You can take a bus from Liverpool to Ambleside via Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40) and Preston, Lancashire in around 5 h 29 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Preston to Carnforth
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Wigan North Western to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, Loughrigg Avenue (no. 45-47)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Carnforth, Railway Station to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library)
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 40)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 43) to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 42) to Lancaster City Centre, Queens Square (Queens Square A6 North)
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, Rydal Road Health Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, Loughrigg Avenue (no. 45-47)
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Liverpool to Ambleside?

The distance between Liverpool and Ambleside is 114 km. The road distance is 146 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Ambleside is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Ambleside is to drive which takes 1 h 38 min and costs £14 - £21.

Is there a direct bus between Liverpool and Ambleside?

No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Ambleside. However, there are services departing from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) and arriving at Ambleside via Preston, Lancashire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 29 min.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Liverpool to Ambleside, including transfers.