There are 6 ways to get from Birmingham to St Ives by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train via Hayle  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hayle

$118 - $176

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Bus  •  9 h

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

$26 - $34

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Train  •  5 h 49 min

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

$118 - $175

Drive  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to St Ives 269.9 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Birmingham, night bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY
  2. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle

$78 - $366

Train to Manchester, fly, night bus, bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Newquay (NQY) MAN - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle
  4. Take the bus from Hayle, Foundry Square to St Ives, Bus Station

$113 - $278

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

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

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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 9 h.

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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 5 h 40 min and costs £90 - £140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 40 min 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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The best way to get from Birmingham to St Ives is to train which takes 5 h 40 min and costs £90 - £140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £26 and takes 9 h.

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 221.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 40 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Birmingham to St Ives 4 times a week. Tickets cost $110 - $180 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to St Ives once daily. Tickets cost $24 - $30 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
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
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $180
Train from Birmingham New Street to St Erth
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
Train from Birmingham New Street to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
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
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Newquay to Hayle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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Flybe offers flights from Birmingham Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 782+ hotels available in St Ives. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Birmingham Airport is to train which takes 8 min and costs £2 - £29.

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