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There are 5 ways to get from Birmingham to St Ives by train, bus or car

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Train  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hayle

$117 - $175

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Bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Hayle National Express

$26 - $34

3 alternative options

Train via Plymouth  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to St Erth

$129 - $216

Train, bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Truro
  2. Take the bus from Truro, station to St Ives, Bus Station T2

$113 - $167

Drive  •  4h 32m

  1. Drive from Birmingham to St Ives 269.9 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to St Ives is to bus which costs £20 - £26 and takes 9h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to St Ives is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4h 32m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Birmingham to St Ives. However, there are services departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at St Ives (Cornwall) via Plymouth and St Erth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 30m.

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The distance between Birmingham and St Ives is 221 miles. The road distance is 269.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 6h 2m and costs £90 - £140.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m 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 train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to St Ives is to train which takes 6h 2m and costs £90 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £26 and takes 9h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 221.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 2m

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Birmingham to St Ives 6 times a week. Tickets cost $110 - $180 and the journey takes 5h 12m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to St Ives once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $30 and the journey takes 8h 35m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Hayle
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $180
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Truro
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$100 - $170
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $75
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Hayle
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
National Express

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Birmingham to St Ives is 270 miles. It takes approximately 4h 32m to drive from Birmingham to St Ives.

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