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

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  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to St Erth

$177 - $315

Cheapest option

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  4. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle

$78 - $224

7 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Truro

$124 - $217

Bus  •  11 h 16 min

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

$105 - $134

Drive  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to St Ives 332.8 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Southend to Newquay, night bus  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Newquay (NQY) SEN - NQY
  2. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle

$144 - $590

Fly London Stansted to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  6 h 21 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

$110 - $475

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  8 h 15 min

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

$136 - $408

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY
  4. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle
  5. Take the bus from Hayle, Foundry Square to St Ives, Bus Station

$151 - $451

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to St Ives is to drive which costs £55 - £80 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to St Ives is to drive which costs £55 - £80 and takes 5 h 40 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and St Ives is 281 miles. The road distance is 332.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 24 min to get from Chelmsford to St Ives, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via London Stansted Airport, London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 16 min.

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to St Ives via Stratford (London), Stratford Underground Station, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, London Paddington, St Erth, and St Erth, Railway Station in around 7 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to St Ives via Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt), London Stansted Airport, London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3, Hayle, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 11 h 16 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 Southend to Newquay via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southend to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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 Truro
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
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 Exeter St Davids to Truro
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Stansted Airport to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
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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