There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives by plane, night bus, 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

Fly to Newquay, night bus  •  4 h 42 min

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

$54 - $174

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  12 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Abbey Wood, UWE Entrance North M25
  2. Take the night bus from Abbey Wood, UWE Entrance North to Redruth, Railway Station M6

$54 - $92

4 alternative options

Fly to Land's End  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Land's End (LEQ) LGW - LEQ

$75 - $325

Train  •  7 h 13 min

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

$160 - $302

Bus  •  10 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Hayle National Express

$95 - $119

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 - £75 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 fly and night bus which costs £40 - £140 and takes 4 h 42 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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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives, including transfers.

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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 London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 2 min.

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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 13 min and costs £120 - £240.

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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: 4 h 42 min

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

Flybe and Isles of Scilly Skybus fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Ives via Reading, St Erth, and St Erth, Railway Station in around 7 h 13 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
Isles of Scilly Skybus
Flights from London Gatwick to Land's End via Newquay, Scilly Isles
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $50
Train from Reading to St Erth
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $250
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$70 - $110
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $250
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 London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Hayle
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $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 Abbey Wood, UWE Entrance North
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Book at
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Abbey Wood, UWE Entrance North to Redruth, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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