There are 9 ways to get from London Paddington Station to St Ives by train, bus, car, subway, plane or night bus

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  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to St Erth

$163 - $290

Cheapest option

Tube to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle
  4. Take the bus from Hayle, Foundry Square to St Ives, Bus Station

$68 - $217

7 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 56 min

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

$114 - $141

Train, bus  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Truro
  3. Take the bus from Truro, Railway Station to St Ives, Bus Station T2

$112 - $199

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to St Ives 283.6 miles

$60 - $90

Fly London City to Exeter, train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Exeter (EXT) LCY - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

$127 - $396

Tube to London Stansted, fly to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the Tube from Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground to Liverpool Street Underground Station
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Newquay (NQY) STN - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle
  4. Take the bus from Hayle, Foundry Square to St Ives, Bus Station

$133 - $497

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle

$138 - $431

Fly London Gatwick to Land's End  •  8 h 48 min

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

$91 - $373

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to St Ives is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to St Ives is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and St Ives is 250 miles. The road distance is 283.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from London Paddington Station to St Ives, including transfers.

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What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and St Ives, Cornwall, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from London Paddington Station to St Ives every 4 hours. Tickets cost $160 - $290 and the journey takes 4 h 54 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Paddington Station to St Ives 3 times a day. Tickets cost $85 - $100 and the journey takes 7 h 9 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
Flights from London City to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from London Stansted to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
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 London Paddington to St Erth
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $290
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$80 - $130
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $290
Train from Exeter St Davids to Truro
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
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 Truro
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground to Liverpool Street Underground Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
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
$85 - $100
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Newquay to Hayle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Truro, Railway Station to St Ives, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
First
Bus from Hayle, Foundry Square to St Ives, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
First

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