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There are 7 ways to get from East Kilbride to St Ives by train, car, plane or night bus

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Train  •  14h 57m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to St Erth

£276 - £664

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Train, train to Edinburgh, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  8h 38m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  3. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Newquay (NQY) EDI - NQY
  4. Take the night bus from Newquay to St Erth

£42 - £245

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Drive  •  8h 56m

  1. Drive from East Kilbride to St Ives 549.8 miles

£80 - £120

Fly Glasgow to Exeter, train  •  9h 7m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Exeter (EXT) GLA - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

£132 - £466

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Newquay (NQY) GLA - NQY
  4. Take the night bus from Newquay to St Erth

£49 - £248

Fly Glasgow to Bristol, train  •  9h 27m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to St Erth

£116 - £519

Train to Edinburgh, fly to Exeter, train  •  9h 48m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Exeter (EXT) EDI - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

£134 - £533

East Kilbride to St Ives by train

The train journey time between East Kilbride and St Ives is around 14h 21m and covers a distance of around 696 miles. The fastest train normally takes 14h 10m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, CrossCountry, First Great Western Service and others, the East Kilbride to St Ives train service departs from East Kilbride and arrives in St Ives (Cornwall). Typically two trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
14h 21m
Fastest train time:
14h 10m
Train distance:
696 miles
Trains per week:
2
Cheapest price:
£276
Carbon emissions:
58 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:51
Last train departs at:
06:54

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

East Kilbride to St Ives train schedules

East Kilbride → St Ives
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in St Ives is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to St Ives is to drive which costs £80 - £120 and takes 8h 56m.

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The fastest way to get from East Kilbride to St Ives is to train and fly and night bus which takes 8h 2m and costs £45 - £250.

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No, there is no direct train from East Kilbride to St Ives. However, there are services departing from East Kilbride and arriving at St Ives (Cornwall) via Glasgow Central and St Erth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 57m.

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The distance between East Kilbride and St Ives is 389 miles. The road distance is 549.8 miles.

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The best way to get from East Kilbride to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 14h 57m and costs £270 - £700.

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It takes approximately 14h 57m to get from East Kilbride to St Ives, including transfers.

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East Kilbride to St Ives train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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East Kilbride to St Ives train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at St Erth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Kilbride to St Ives is 550 miles. It takes approximately 8h 56m to drive from East Kilbride to St Ives.

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  • Distance: 389.5 miles
  • Duration: 14h 57m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and St Ives, Cornwall, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Glasgow Central to St Erth twice a week. Tickets cost £270 - £650 and the journey takes 12h 48m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £200
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £430
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £340
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter via Norwich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £340
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Newquay via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £400
Flights from Edinburgh to Newquay via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£190 - £350
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £340
Flights from Glasgow to Newquay via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£160 - £340
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to St Erth
Ave. Duration
12h 48m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£270 - £650
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£270 - £330
Anytime Day 1st Class
£450 - £650
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £180
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £180
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£95 - £140
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£27 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
Train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £5
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£3 - £5
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £29
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £29
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
Night bus from Newquay to St Erth
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express

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