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

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Train via London  •  8h

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

£141 - £313

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Bus  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Dover to London 140 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to St Erth National Express

£25 - £34

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Train  •  8h 42m

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

£141 - £313

Bus, train  •  13h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to North Greenwich Station M2
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Truro

£127 - £344

Drive  •  5h 59m

  1. Drive from Dover to St Ives 354.2 miles

£60 - £90

Train to London City, fly  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Newquay (NQY) LCY - NQY

£159 - £546

Train to London Heathrow, fly  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newquay (NQY) LHR - NQY

£118 - £473

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  10h

  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

£127 - £472

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  18h 1m

  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 Newquay (NQY) SEN - NQY

£103 - £444

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to St Ives is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 12h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to St Ives is to drive which costs £60 - £90 and takes 5h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dover to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Dover and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via London Victoria Coach Station and St Erth, Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dover to St Ives. However, there are services departing from Dover Priory and arriving at St Ives (Cornwall) via King's Cross St. Pancras station, London Paddington and St Erth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h.

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The distance between Dover and St Ives is 306 miles. The road distance is 354.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to St Ives without a car is to train via London which takes 8h and costs £140 - £320.

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It takes approximately 8h to get from Dover to St Ives, including transfers.

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Dover to St Ives bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Dover station.

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Dover to St Ives train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Dover Priory station.

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The best way to get from Dover to St Ives is to train via London which takes 8h and costs £140 - £320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 12h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Dover to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 305.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h

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 station, Paddington, London Paddington, and St Erth in around 8h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to St Ives via London Victoria Coach Station and St Erth, Interchange in around 12h 7m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£210 - £800
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £650
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £600
Flights from Southend to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£230 - £850
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £650
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £600
Flights from Southend to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£50 - £260
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London City to Newquay via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£160 - £550
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£270 - £700
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £440
Flights from Southend to Newquay via Jersey, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£160 - £600
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£270 - £1,600
Flights from Southend to Newquay via Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£380 - £2,500
Flights from Southend to Newquay via Dublin, Newcastle
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£370 - £2,400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£310 - £1,600
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£150 - £600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay via Faro
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£220 - £1,000
Flights from Southend to Newquay via Faro
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£240 - £900
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£35 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £65
Train from Dover Priory to London Charing Cross
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£35 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £65
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Anytime
£30 - £50
1st Class
£40 - £60
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to St Erth
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £240
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£100 - £130
Anytime Day 1st Class
£180 - £240
Train from Exeter St Davids to Truro
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £90
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£35 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£65 - £90
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Dover to London
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £20
Website
Eurolines FR
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 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to St Erth
Ave. Duration
7h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Canterbury, Bus Station to North Greenwich Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
Stagecoach in East Kent

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There is no direct flight from London City Airport to Newquay Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Dover to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at St Erth station.

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Dover to St Ives train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at St Erth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dover to St Ives is 354 miles. It takes approximately 5h 59m to drive from Dover to St Ives.

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Eurowings, British Airways and Aer Lingus offer flights from London City Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 975+ hotels available in St Ives. Prices start at £75 per night.

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