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

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Train Great Western Railway  •  7 h 21 min

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

$187 - $330

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Fly Cambridge to Newquay  •  18 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Cambridge (CBG) to Newquay (NQY) CBG - NQY

$78 - $331

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Train CrossCountry  •  9 h 28 min

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

$179 - $284

Bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Hayle National Express

$111 - $142

Drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to St Ives 334.1 miles

$70 - $110

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay  •  7 h 55 min

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

$88 - $228

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  9 h 16 min

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

$148 - $436

Train to Norwich, fly to Exeter, train  •  9 h 11 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

$160 - $467

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay  •  8 h 51 min

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

$141 - $462

Questions & Answers

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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 35 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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The best way to get from Cambridge to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 7 h 21 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 21 min to get from Cambridge to St Ives, including transfers.

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Cambridge to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to St Ives is to train which takes 7 h 21 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 11 h 35 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 18 h 49 min.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to St Ives is 334 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 47 min to drive from Cambridge to St Ives.

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 279.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 21 min

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 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to St Ives via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Hayle, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 11 h 35 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 Cambridge to Newquay via Manchester
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Cambridge to Newquay via Gothenburg, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Norwich to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Cambridge to Newquay via Manchester, Dublin
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $360
Flights from Cambridge to Newquay via Gothenburg, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
13 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.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
$85 - $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 - $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 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
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 Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Norwich
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
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 Cambridge Parkside to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Hayle
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Cambridge Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs .

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