There are 5 ways to get from London to St Ives by train, bus or car

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Train, bus via The Busway Railway Station  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
  2. Take the bus from The Busway Railway Station to St Ives, Chestnut Road (Kings Hedges) A|the busway / ...

$35 - $44

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Bus  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Aldgate, Mansell Street to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) 010 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, The Busway Parkside (Parker's Piece) to St Ives, Chestnut Road (Kings Hedges) A|the busway / ...

$20 - $23

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge North
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, The Busway Cambridge North (Cambridge North Railway Station) to St Ives, Chestnut Road (Kings Hedges) A|the busway / ...

$35 - $44

Train Greater Anglia, bus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge
  2. Take the bus from The Busway Railway Station to St Ives, Chestnut Road (Kings Hedges) A|the busway / ...

$37 - $47

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from London to St Ives 74 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from London to St Ives is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to St Ives is to drive which costs £12 - £18 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to St Ives. However, there are services departing from Aldgate, Mansell Street and arriving at St Ives, Chestnut Road (Kings Hedges) via Cambridge, The Busway Parkside (Parker's Piece). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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The distance between London and St Ives is 58 miles. The road distance is 74 miles.

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The best way to get from London to St Ives without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 47 min and costs £26 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to get from London to St Ives, including transfers.

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London to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Aldgate, Mansell Street station.

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London to St Ives bus services, operated by Stagecoach in the Fens, arrive at St Ives, Chestnut Road (Kings Hedges) station.

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Map of how to get from London to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 57.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 47 min

What companies run services between London, England and St Ives, Cambridgeshire, England?

You can take a bus from London to St Ives via Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and Cambridge, The Busway Parkside (Parker's Piece) in around 2 h 34 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge North
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in the Fens
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from The Busway Railway Station to St Ives, Chestnut Road (Kings Hedges)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, The Busway Cambridge North (Cambridge North Railway Station) to St Ives, Chestnut Road (Kings Hedges)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, The Busway Parkside (Parker's Piece) to St Ives, Chestnut Road (Kings Hedges)
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Aldgate, Mansell Street to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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