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There are 4 ways to get from Settle to Ambleside by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the train from Giggleswick to Lancaster
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster to Ambleside National Express

$17 - $26

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Oxenholme Lake District  •  3h 31m

  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 bus from Windermere to Ambleside

$25 - $53

Taxi  •  55m

  1. Take a taxi from Settle to Ambleside 43 miles

$150 - $180

Drive  •  55m

  1. Drive from Settle to Ambleside 43 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Settle to Ambleside is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Settle to Ambleside is to taxi which costs £110 - £140 and takes 55m.

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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 bus which takes 2h 51m and costs £13 - £20.

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It takes approximately 2h 51m to get from Settle to Ambleside, including transfers.

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

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There are 2181+ hotels available in Ambleside. Prices start at $70 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: 2h 51m

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

There is no direct connection from Settle to Ambleside. However, you can take the train to Lancaster, take the walk to Lancaster, then take the bus to Ambleside. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Settle to Ambleside via Lancaster, Oxenholme Lake District, Windermere, and Windermere in around 3h 31m.

Train operators
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Giggleswick to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
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
13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $12
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
Bus operators
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 Lancaster to Ambleside
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from Windermere to Ambleside
Ave. Duration
13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Settle to Ambleside
Ave. Duration
55m
Estimated price
$150 - $180

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