There are 10 ways to get from Dover 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  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to St Erth

$202 - $349

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 007 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Hayle National Express

$37 - $53

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Train via Redruth  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to London Charing Cross
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Redruth

$193 - $340

Train via Exeter St Davids  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to London Waterloo East
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Truro

$146 - $252

Drive  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Dover to St Ives 354.1 miles

$75 - $110

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY

$102 - $250

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  8 h 28 min

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

$159 - $451

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

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

$173 - $480

Train, train to Southend, fly to Exeter  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Southend Airport
  3. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Exeter (EXT) SEN - EXT
  4. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

$220 - $662

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Land's End  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Land's End (LEQ) LGW - LEQ

$125 - $406

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dover to St Ives is to bus which costs £28 - £45 and takes 11 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to St Ives is to drive which costs £55 - £85 and takes 5 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via London Victoria Coach Station and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 49 min.

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The distance between Dover and St Ives is 306 miles. The road distance is 354.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 7 h 33 min and costs £150 - £270.

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It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to get from Dover to St Ives, including transfers.

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Dover to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) station.

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The best way to get from Dover to St Ives is to train which takes 7 h 33 min and costs £150 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £45 and takes 11 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Dover to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 305.7 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Dover to St Ives via St Pancras International, 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 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to St Ives via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London Victoria Coach Station, Hayle, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 11 h 49 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 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
Flights from Southend to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Southend to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Southend to Exeter via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Southend to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Isles of Scilly Skybus
Flights from London Gatwick to Land's End via Newquay, Scilly Isles
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Dover Priory to London Charing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Dover Priory to London Waterloo East
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $50
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to St Erth
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 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 London Paddington to Redruth
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $280
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$75 - $120
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $280
Train from Exeter St Davids to Truro
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 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 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
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
Twice daily
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Thameslink
Virgin West Coast Trains
Greater Anglia
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 Dover, Pencester Road (Magistrates Court) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Hayle
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com

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