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Train  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to St Erth

£288 - £646

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Bus  •  17h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to St Erth National Express

£24 - £32

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Drive  •  9h 2m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to St Ives 555 miles

£85 - £130

Fly Glasgow to Exeter, train  •  8h 34m

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

£129 - £448

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Exeter, train  •  8h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Exeter (EXT) EDI - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

£124 - £504

Fly Glasgow to Bristol, train  •  8h 52m

  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

£112 - £461

Bus to Edinburgh, fly to Newquay, train  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Newquay (NQY) EDI - NQY
  3. Take the train from Par to St Erth

£65 - £342

Train to Glasgow, fly to Newquay, train  •  8h 27m

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

£61 - £326

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to St Ives is to bus which costs £24 - £35 and takes 17h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to St Ives is to train and fly which costs £60 - £330 and takes 8h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Glasgow to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and St Erth, Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Glasgow to St Ives. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at St Ives (Cornwall) via St Erth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 25m.

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The distance between Glasgow and St Ives is 396 miles. The road distance is 555 miles.

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The best way to get from Glasgow to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 13h 25m and costs £280 - £650.

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It takes approximately 13h 25m to get from Glasgow to St Ives, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Glasgow to St Ives is to train which takes 13h 25m and costs £280 - £650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £35 and takes 17h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 396 miles
  • Duration: 13h 25m

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Glasgow Central to St Erth 5 times a week. Tickets cost £280 - £650 and the journey takes 12h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to St Ives via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and St Erth, Interchange in around 17h 55m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
£30 - £320
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £470
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £460
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter via Norwich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£140 - £460
Flights from Edinburgh to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Newquay via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £350
Flights from Glasgow to Newquay via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£70 - £290
Flights from Glasgow to Newquay via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£85 - £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
5 times a week
Estimated price
£280 - £650
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£280 - £340
Anytime Day 1st Class
£460 - £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
Train from Par to St Erth
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
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
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
Train from Par to St Erth
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £20
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£15 - £20
Anytime Day 1st Class
£27 - £40
Train from Newquay to Par
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£9 - £12
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£9 - £12
Anytime Day 1st Class
£16 - £21
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
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 Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Scottish Citylink

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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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Glasgow to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at St Erth station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Glasgow to St Ives is 555 miles. It takes approximately 9h 2m to drive from Glasgow to St Ives.

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Loganair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Exeter Airport.

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