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.

Recommended option

Train via Hayle  •  9 h 37 min

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

$226 - $358

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15 h 54 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

9 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 46 min

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

$226 - $357

Train via Cardiff Central  •  12 h 47 min

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

$236 - $401

Drive  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Carlisle to St Ives 460.1 miles

$95 - $150

Train to Manchester, fly to Newquay  •  7 h 21 min

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

$113 - $270

Train to Newcastle, fly to Exeter, train  •  9 h 22 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

$132 - $402

Train to Newcastle, fly to Bristol, train  •  9 h 40 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 St Erth

$148 - $418

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Newquay  •  8 h 43 min

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

$90 - $313

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Bristol, train  •  9 h 38 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 St Erth

$177 - $453

Fly Carlisle to Newquay  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Carlisle (CAX) to Newquay (NQY) CAX - NQY

$96 - $379

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to St Ives is to bus which costs £30 - £45 and takes 15 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to St Ives is to train and fly which costs £85 - £210 and takes 7 h 21 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 15 h 54 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 37 min and costs £170 - £280.

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It takes approximately 9 h 37 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 37 min and costs £170 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 15 h 54 min, you could also fly, which costs £70 - £290 and takes 8 h 20 min.

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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 37 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 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlisle to St Ives via Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way, Hayle, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 15 h 54 min.

Airlines
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 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
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 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Carlisle to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
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
Hourly
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 11 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
4 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 St Erth
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to St Erth
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Single
$85 - $130
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $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 Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $160
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
$65 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $230
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to St Erth
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $200
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $200
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
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Hayle
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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