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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  •  4 h 23 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

$48 - $74

Cheapest option

Bus, line 40 bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station 40 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, Health Centre 555

$7 - $10

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, Health Centre 555

$26 - $54

Bus  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  2. Take the bus from Preston, Lancashire to Ambleside National Express

$8 - $12

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Liverpool to Ambleside 91.3 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Ambleside is to bus and line 40 bus which costs £5 - £8 and takes 7 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Ambleside is to drive which costs £15 - £22 and takes 1 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Liverpool to Ambleside. However, there are services departing from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street and arriving at Ambleside via Preston, Lancashire. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 24 min.

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The distance between Liverpool and Ambleside is 71 miles. The road distance is 91.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Ambleside without a car is to train which takes 4 h 23 min and costs £35 - £60.

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Liverpool to Ambleside, including transfers.

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Liverpool to Ambleside bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Lancashire, depart from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street station.

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The best way to get from Liverpool to Ambleside is to train which takes 4 h 23 min and costs £35 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £10 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Liverpool to Ambleside is 91 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to drive from Liverpool to Ambleside.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Ambleside.
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  • Distance: 71 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Liverpool to Ambleside via Wigan North Western, Oxenholme Lake District, Windermere, and Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange in around 4 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Ambleside via Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand and Preston, Lancashire in around 5 h 24 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, Health Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Lancashire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in Lancashire
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 Preston, Lancashire to Ambleside
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Lancaster
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach Lancaster

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