There are 5 ways to get from Penrith to Ambleside by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, line 555 bus via Keswick, Bus Station  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Keswick, Bus Station 888 / ...
  2. Take the line 555 bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Ambleside, Health Centre 555

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Taxi  •  29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Penrith to Ambleside 22.9 miles

£45 - £60

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Train, line 555 bus  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the train from Penrith North Lakes to Oxenholme Lake District
  2. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
  3. Take the line 555 bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange to Ambleside, Health Centre 555

Bus, line 555 bus  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Penrith, Booth's Supermarket to Kendal, Blackhall Road 106
  2. Take the line 555 bus from Kendal, Bus Station to Ambleside, Loughrigg Avenue 555

Drive  •  29 min

  1. Drive from Penrith to Ambleside 22.9 miles

£3 - £6

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The cheapest way to get from Penrith to Ambleside is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Penrith to Ambleside is to taxi which costs £45 - £60 and takes 29 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Penrith station to Ambleside. However, there are services departing from Penrith, Rail Station and arriving at Ambleside, Health Centre via Keswick, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 55m.

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The distance between Penrith and Ambleside is 18 miles. The road distance is 22.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Penrith to Ambleside without a car is to bus and line 555 bus via Keswick, Bus Station which takes 1h 55m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 55m to get from Penrith to Ambleside, including transfers.

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Penrith to Ambleside bus services, operated by Wright Bros Coaches, depart from Penrith, Rail Station.

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Penrith to Ambleside bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & Nor, arrive at Ambleside, Health Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Penrith to Ambleside is 23 miles. It takes approximately 29 min to drive from Penrith to Ambleside.

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There are 2190+ hotels available in Ambleside. Prices start at £58 per night.

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Map of how to get from Penrith to Ambleside.
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  • Distance: 18.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 55m

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

You can take a bus from Penrith to Ambleside via Keswick, Bus Station in around 1h 55m.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Penrith North Lakes to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £16
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £45
Northern Rail
Bus operators
Wright Bros Coaches
Phone
+44 (0)1434 381200
Email
info@wrightbros.co.uk
Website
wrightscoaches.co.uk
Bus from Penrith, Rail Station to Keswick, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Wright Bros Coaches
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
3 times a week
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Penrith, Booth's Supermarket to Kendal, Blackhall Road
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£7 - £8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Cumbria & Nor
Bus from Keswick, Bus Station to Ambleside, Health Centre
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange to Ambleside, Health Centre
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Bus from Kendal, Bus Station to Ambleside, Loughrigg Avenue
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Other operators
Taxi from Penrith to Ambleside
Ave. Duration
29 min
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Station Taxis Penrith
Phone
+44 1768 211 004
Website
stationtaxispenrith.co.uk
Penrith Taxis
Phone
+44 1768 899 298
Website
penrithtaxis.com
Abbey Taxis of Penrith
Phone
+44 7789 023 023
Website
abbeytaxisofpenrith.co.uk
A1 Acclaim Taxis
Phone
+44 1768 866 842
Website
a1acclaimtaxispenrith.co.uk

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