Travel Information

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You will need to begin your rail journey from Euston Main Line Station should you fly to London. The connections in London can be found on the Transport for London website
The Nearest train station to Ambleside is ‘Windermere Station’ and is about 4 miles/6km from Ambleside. Many rail services require a change at Oxenholme West Coast Main Line Station. Useful rail timetabling websites include or

From Windermere to Ambleside:The best way from Windermere to Ambleside is either a 10 minute taxi ride, or the 555 or 599 buses from Windermere Station. Timetables for buses change seasonally, and can be found on the Cumbria County Council website: &
PRIVATE HIRE CAR (taxi) service provided by Direct Travel between Manchester and Liverpool airports to your chosen hotel in Ambleside.  Prices from:
One way – per car £140.00                               Return – per car   £250.00
The delegates are asked to contact Direct Travel directly with any questions and booking information.  please indicate subject on email: UOC residency Ambleside (event date). The taxi service will need the following information, full name, flight number, hotel name and dates of travel inbound and outbound to UK.
We recommend that you make contact no later than three weeks prior to your arrival date, as availability cannot be guaranteed. Website:
We recommend that you find accommodation with free parking in Ambleside, as students/guests at the University of Cumbria are not entitled to free parking on campus.
The only parking permit available for less than the full year is a 12 week permit. This still works out cheaper than paying for parking each day at the Pay-and-Display meters on campus.
For those not using the University’s accommodation, it may be helpful to search websites such as,, or to find the best deals (other accommodation websites are available). Please use ‘Ambleside Central’ or Postcode LA22 9BB for your destination, as some sites list accommodation which may not be located within walking distance of the campus.
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