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 16 min

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

$70 - $135

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 17 min

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

$17 - $22

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Exeter to St Ives 108.9 miles

$23 - $35

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 $70 - $140 and the journey takes 2 h 48 min. CrossCountry also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Exeter to St Ives via Truro and Truro, Victoria Square 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 48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $140
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Exeter and St Ives is 149 km. The road distance is 174 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Exeter to St Ives is to drive which takes 1 h 53 min and costs £16 - £24.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Exeter to St Ives, including transfers.