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Duration 7h 31m
Distance 313 miles
Average price £153
Frequency 8/day

Trip overview

The average train between Bedford and St Ives takes 7h 31m and the fastest train takes 6h 37m. The train service runs several times per day from Bedford to St Ives. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Bedford
  2. London Paddington
  3. St Ives
7h 35m
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£128 - £174

Bedford to St Ives train times

Trains run every four hours between Bedford and St Ives. The earliest departure is at 08:35 in the morning, and the last departure from Bedford is at 16:35 which arrives into St Ives at 12:02. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 31m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Bedford to St Ives. However, there are services departing from Bedford and arriving at St Ives (Cornwall) via King's Cross St. Pancras station, London Paddington and St Erth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 35m.

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The distance between Bedford and St Ives is 256 miles. The road distance is 313 miles.

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Bedford to St Ives train services, operated by East Midlands Railways, depart from Bedford station.

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Bedford to St Ives train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at St Erth station.

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There are 844+ hotels available in St Ives. Prices start at £75 per night.

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