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There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to St Ives by train, bus or car

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Train CrossCountry, bus  •  3h 29m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Peterborough
  2. Take the bus from Huntingdon, Railway Station to St Ives, Copperbeech Close B - the busway

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...

$11 - $16

2 alternative options

Train, bus via Milton Keynes Central  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
  2. Take the bus from Central station to Cambridge, Parkside X5

$40 - $79

Drive  •  1h 30m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to St Ives 87.4 miles

$18 - $28

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to St Ives is to bus which costs £8 - £12 and takes 3h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to St Ives is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to St Ives. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at St Ives, Chestnut Road via Cambridge, The Busway Parkside. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 59m.

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The distance between Birmingham and St Ives is 78 miles. The road distance is 87.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to St Ives without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 29m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Birmingham to St Ives, including transfers.

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Birmingham to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cambridge Parkside station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to St Ives is 87 miles. It takes approximately 1h 30m to drive from Birmingham to St Ives.

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There are 407+ hotels available in St Ives. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 78 miles
  • Duration: 3h 29m

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and St Ives, Cambridgeshire, England?

National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to St Ives once daily. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Stagecoach in the Fens
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Huntingdon, Railway Station to St Ives, Copperbeech Close
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in the Fens
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
National Express
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central station to Cambridge, Parkside
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $18
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford

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