There are 5 ways to get from Settle to Ambleside by train, bus, taxi 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.

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Train, line 555 bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Giggleswick to Lancaster
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Oxenholme Lake District
  3. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
  4. Take the line 555 bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) 555

$25 - $49

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Bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Settle, Market Place (Kirkgate) to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Std 3) 881
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) 555

$25

Bus via Kirkby Lonsdale, Market Place (The Royal Hotel)  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Kirkby Lonsdale, Market Place (The Royal Hotel) to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station 81 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) 555

$27

Taxi  •  55 min

  1. Take a taxi from Settle to Ambleside 43 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Settle to Ambleside 43 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Settle to Ambleside. However, there are services departing from Settle, Market Place (Kirkgate) and arriving at Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) via Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Settle and Ambleside is 38 miles. The road distance is 43 miles.

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The best way to get from Settle to Ambleside without a car is to train and line 555 bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Settle to Ambleside, including transfers.

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Settle to Ambleside bus services, operated by Kirkby Lonsdale Coaches, depart from Settle, Market Place (Kirkgate) station.

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Settle to Ambleside bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, arrive at Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Settle to Ambleside is 43 miles. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Settle to Ambleside.

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There are 2144+ hotels available in Ambleside. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Settle to Ambleside.
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  • Distance: 37.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Settle to Ambleside via Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Std 3) and Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station in around 3 h 49 min.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Giggleswick to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Bus operators
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, bus interchange (opposite library)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station to Ambleside, bus interchange (opposite library)
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Kirkby Lonsdale Coaches
Phone
01524 733 831
Email
office@kirkbylonsdalecoachhire.co.uk
Website
kirkbylonsdalecoachhire.co.uk
Bus from Settle, Market Place (Kirkgate) to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Std 3)
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
kirkbylonsdalecoachhire.co.uk
Bus from Kirkby Lonsdale, Market Place (The Royal Hotel) to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 20)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
kirkbylonsdalecoachhire.co.uk
Stagecoach Lancaster
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kirkby Lonsdale, Market Place (The Royal Hotel) to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Settle to Ambleside
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190

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