There are 3 ways to get from Cardiff to St Ives by train or car

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  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Hayle

$127 - $226

Cheapest option

Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to St Erth

$117 - $245

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to St Ives 219.2 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to St Ives is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to St Ives is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and St Ives is 134 miles. The road distance is 219.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 58 min to get from Cardiff to St Ives, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to St Ives. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at St Ives (Cornwall) via Bristol Temple Meads, Plymouth and St Erth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 133.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 58 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to St Ives 5 times a week. Tickets cost $120 - $230 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Hayle
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $230
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$60 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $230
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $70
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50

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