There are 9 ways to get from Cambridge to St Ives by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Recommended option

Train Great Western Railway  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to St Erth

$187 - $329

Cheapest option

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY

$87 - $227

7 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hayle

$179 - $273

Bus  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Hayle National Express

$116 - $138

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to St Ives 334.1 miles

$70 - $110

Fly London Stansted to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Newquay (NQY) STN - NQY
  2. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle
  3. Take the bus from Hayle, Foundry Square to St Ives, Bus Station

$117 - $513

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  8 h 52 min

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

$149 - $428

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY

$160 - $463

Train to Norwich, fly to Exeter, train  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Norwich
  2. Fly from Norwich (NWI) to Exeter (EXT) NWI - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

$159 - $455

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to St Ives is to drive which costs £55 - £80 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to St Ives is to drive which costs £55 - £80 and takes 5 h 47 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and St Ives is 280 miles. The road distance is 334.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 25 min to get from Cambridge to St Ives, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 7 min.

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to St Ives via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, London Paddington, St Erth, and St Erth, Railway Station in around 7 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to St Ives via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3, Hayle, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 11 h 7 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 Stansted to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Norwich to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $290
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Train from Birmingham New Street to Hayle
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $170
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $180
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cambridge Parkside to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
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 - $100
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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