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  •  3 h 45 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

$49 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 29 min

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

$14 - $20

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 6 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 (bus shelter) 555

$32 - $55

Bus, line 40 bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand X2
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2) to Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street 40
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, Health Centre (bus shelter) 555

$23 - $27

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 which costs £11 - £17 and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Ambleside is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 38 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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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Liverpool to Ambleside, including transfers.

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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.

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Ambleside.
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  • Distance: 71 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 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 (Booths Supermarket) in around 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Liverpool to Ambleside via Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand 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
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
$11 - $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
$22 - $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 (bus shelter)
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Liverpool, Great Crosshall Street (Liverpool John Moores Univrsity) to Preston City Centre, Arrival Stand
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 3) to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Preston City Centre, Bus Station (PRESTON Bus Station Stand 2) to Lancaster City Centre, Common Garden Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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