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

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Train  •  8h 38m

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

$202 - $349

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Bus  •  12h 35m

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

$37 - $48

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Train via St Pancras International  •  9h 13m

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

$211 - $362

Train via Exeter St Davids  •  11h 41m

  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 - $246

Drive  •  5h 59m

  1. Drive from Dover to St Ives 354.1 miles

$75 - $110

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Dover Priory to Tonbridge
  2. Take the train from Tonbridge to Redhill
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  4. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle
  5. Take the bus from Hayle, Foundry Square to St Ives, Bus Station

$89 - $238

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newquay  •  9h 21m

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

$245 - $547

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  10h 18m

  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

$168 - $454

Train, train to Southend, fly to Newquay  •  9h 50m

  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

$174 - $576

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dover to St Ives is to bus which costs £28 - £40 and takes 12h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to St Ives is to drive which costs £55 - £85 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 Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 35m.

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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 8h 38m and costs £150 - £270.

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It takes approximately 8h 38m 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 station.

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The best way to get from Dover to St Ives is to train which takes 8h 38m and costs £150 - £270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £28 - £40 and takes 12h 35m.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Dover to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 305.7 miles
  • Duration: 8h 38m

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

You can take a train from Dover to St Ives via London Charing Cross, Charing Cross station, Paddington station, London Paddington, St Erth, and St Erth, station in around 8h 38m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dover to St Ives via London Victoria Coach Station and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 12h 35m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from Southend to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Dover Priory to London Charing Cross
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
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 St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Dover Priory to London Waterloo East
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
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 Tonbridge
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Dover Priory to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to St Erth
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
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
2h 16m
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
2h 49m
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
2h 18m
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
2h 48m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
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 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Hayle
Ave. Duration
8h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
National Express
Night bus from Newquay to Hayle
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express

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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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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 838+ hotels available in St Ives. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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