There are 6 ways to get from London Paddington Station to St Ives by train, bus, car, subway, plane or night bus

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Train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to St Erth

$165 - $295

Cheapest option

Tube to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  6 h 58 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

$69 - $222

4 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Swindon
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Hayle

$144 - $229

Bus  •  8 h 59 min

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

$114 - $151

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 7 min

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

$127 - $407

Questions & Answers

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

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from London Paddington Station to St Ives, including transfers.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to St Ives is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 59 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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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to St Ives is 284 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to drive from London Paddington Station to St Ives.

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 766+ hotels available in St Ives. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 249.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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 - $300 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 - $110 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
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 - $300
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$80 - $130
Advanced Single
$85 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $300
Train from London Paddington to Swindon
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Swindon to Hayle
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$60 - $90
Anytime Single
$100 - $150
Off-Peak Single
$100 - $160
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Hayle
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Newquay to Hayle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com

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