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

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Train

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Exeter Sidwell St to St Erth

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  1. Drive from Exeter to St Ives

Exeter to St Ives by train

The train journey time between Exeter and St Ives is around 3h 50m and covers a distance of around 129 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 41 min. The fastest train normally takes 3h 1m. Operated by First Great Western Service, CrossCountry and Great Northern, the Exeter to St Ives train service departs from Exeter St Davids and arrives in St Ives (Cornwall). Typically 131 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
3h 8m
Layover time:
41 min
Total time:
3h 50m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 1m
Train distance:
129 miles
Trains per week:
131
Cheapest price:
£48
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:11
Last train departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Exeter to St Ives train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to St Ives is to bus which costs £10 - £16 and takes 5h 34m.

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The fastest way to get from Exeter to St Ives is to drive which takes 1h 53m and costs £17 - £25.

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No, there is no direct train from Exeter to St Ives. However, there are services departing from Exeter St Davids and arriving at St Ives (Cornwall) via St Erth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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The distance between Exeter and St Ives is 93 miles. The road distance is 108.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Exeter to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs £45 - £190.

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It takes approximately 3h 43m to get from Exeter to St Ives, including transfers.

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Exeter to St Ives train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Exeter St Davids station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to St Ives is to train which takes 3h 43m and costs £45 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £16 and takes 5h 34m.

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Exeter to St Ives train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at St Erth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Exeter to St Ives is 109 miles. It takes approximately 1h 53m to drive from Exeter to St Ives.

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  • Distance: 93.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 43m

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth hourly. Tickets cost £45 - £55 and the journey takes 3h 4m. CrossCountry also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Exeter Sidwell St to St Erth once daily. Tickets cost £7 - £9 and the journey takes 4h 55m.

Train operators
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 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
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 Exeter Sidwell St to St Erth
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
National Express

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