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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  •  3 h 27 min

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

$65 - $123

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Bus  •  5 h 30 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

$16 - $20

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Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to St Ives 108.9 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Exeter to St Ives is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Exeter to St Ives is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 1 h 53 min.

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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 30 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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The best way to get from Exeter to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs £45 - £95.

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It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to get from Exeter to St Ives, including transfers.

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Exeter to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Exeter station.

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The best way to get from Exeter to St Ives is to train which takes 3 h 27 min and costs £45 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £16 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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Exeter to St Ives bus services, operated by First, arrive at St Ives, Bus Station.

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

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  • Distance: 93.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 27 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, Bus Station in around 5 h 30 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
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
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 to Truro
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com

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