There are 8 ways to get from Brighton to St Ives by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to St Erth

$193 - $342

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to Truro National Express

$29 - $36

6 alternative options

Train via Exeter St Davids  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

$135 - $262

Bus via Heathrow Central Bus Station  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Heathrow Central Bus Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Hayle National Express

$111 - $142

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Brighton to St Ives 281.6 miles

$60 - $90

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, night bus  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  2. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle

$64 - $210

Fly London Gatwick to Land's End  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Land's End (LEQ) LGW - LEQ

$87 - $366

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  8 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Bridge
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

$149 - $435

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brighton to St Ives is to bus which costs £22 - £28 and takes 13 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to St Ives is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between Brighton and St Ives is 240 miles. The road distance is 281.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Brighton to St Ives, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Brighton, Preston Circus and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 57 min.

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

You can take a train from Brighton to St Ives via London Victoria, Victoria Underground Station, Paddington Underground Station, London Paddington, St Erth, and St Erth, Railway Station in around 7 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to St Ives via Heathrow Central Bus Station, London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3, Hayle, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 10 h 57 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Isles of Scilly Skybus
Flights from London Gatwick to Land's End via Newquay, Scilly Isles
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to St Erth
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $290
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$80 - $130
Advanced Single
$85 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $290
Train from Brighton to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Thameslink
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Hayle
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brighton to Truro
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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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