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There are 11 ways to get from Carlisle to St Ives by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train  •  9 h 58 min

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

$225 - $357

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Bus  •  16 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express
  2. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Hayle National Express

$45 - $59

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Train via Plymouth  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to St Erth

$240 - $391

Train via Cardiff Central  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central
  4. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Hayle

$237 - $406

Drive  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to St Ives 460.1 miles

$95 - $150

Train to Manchester, fly to Newquay  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Newquay (NQY) MAN - NQY

$113 - $270

Train to Manchester, fly to Exeter, train  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Exeter (EXT) MAN - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

$168 - $379

Train to Newcastle, fly to Exeter, train  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Exeter (EXT) NCL - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

$131 - $392

Train to Newcastle, fly to Bristol, train  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Bristol (BRS) NCL - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  4. Take the train from Plymouth to St Erth

$160 - $425

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train  •  10 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  4. Take the train from Plymouth to St Erth

$189 - $459

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Newquay  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Shipley
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Newquay (NQY) LBA - NQY

$84 - $307

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The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to St Ives is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 16 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to St Ives is to drive which costs £75 - £110 and takes 7 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlisle to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Carlisle and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 15 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and St Ives is 343 miles. The road distance is 460.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Carlisle to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 9 h 58 min and costs £170 - £280.

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It takes approximately 9 h 58 min to get from Carlisle to St Ives, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Carlisle to St Ives is to train which takes 9 h 58 min and costs £170 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 16 h 15 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 342.5 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 58 min

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

You can take a train from Carlisle to St Ives via Birmingham New Street, Hayle, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 9 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to St Ives via Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 16 h 15 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Newcastle to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Newcastle to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $180
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
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 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
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
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $75
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
$65 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $230
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
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Carlisle to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$22 - $35
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $75
Train from Carlisle to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Shipley
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
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 Carlisle to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
National Express
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Hayle
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
National Express

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