There are 3 ways to get from Exeter to St Ives by train, bus or car

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  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

$63 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Exeter to Truro National Express
  2. Take the bus from Truro, Bus Station to St Ives, Bus Station T2

$14 - $20

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to St Ives 108.9 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Exeter to St Ives is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to St Ives is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1 h 53 min.

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The distance between Exeter and St Ives is 93 miles. The road distance is 108.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Exeter to St Ives, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Exeter to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Exeter and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Truro, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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Map of how to get from Exeter to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 93.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Exeter to St Ives every 3 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. CrossCountry also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to St Ives via Truro and Truro, Bus Station in around 5 h 17 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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 St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $80
Bus operators

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