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There are 5 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives by plane, night bus, train, bus or car

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Fly, night bus  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  2. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle

$54 - $175

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Train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to St Erth

$170 - $313

Train, bus  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Truro
  3. Take the bus from Truro, station to St Ives, Bus Station T2

$123 - $216

Bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Hayle National Express

$101 - $126

Drive  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives 295.1 miles

$60 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 10 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and St Ives is 243 miles. The road distance is 295.1 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 7 h 19 min and costs £130 - £240.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives is to train which takes 7 h 19 min and costs £130 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £75 - £100 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hayle station.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 243.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and St Ives, Cornwall, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives via Reading, St Erth, and St Erth, station in around 7 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Hayle, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 10 h 10 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Reading to St Erth
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$70 - $110
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $260
Train from Exeter St Davids to Truro
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
CrossCountry
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
Night bus from Newquay to Hayle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Hayle
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
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uk.megabus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives is 295 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives.

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 768+ hotels available in St Ives. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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