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

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Train Great Northern, bus  •  2h 5m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
  2. Take the bus from The Busway station to St Ives, Chestnut Road A - the busway / ...

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Train Thameslink, bus  •  2h 7m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Huntingdon
  2. Take the bus from Huntingdon, Railway Station to St Ives, Copperbeech Close B - the busway

Train Greater Anglia, bus  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge
  2. Take the bus from The Busway station to St Ives, Chestnut Road A - the busway / ...

Bus  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the bus from London Aldgate to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Cambridge, The Busway Parkside to St Ives, Chestnut Road A - the busway / ...

Drive  •  1h 23m

  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 1h 23m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from London to St Ives. However, there are services departing from London Aldgate and arriving at St Ives, Chestnut Road via Cambridge, The Busway Parkside. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 52m.

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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 2h 5m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 5m 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 London Aldgate station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London to St Ives is 74 miles. It takes approximately 1h 23m to drive from London to St Ives.

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There are 407+ hotels available in St Ives. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 57.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 5m

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 and Cambridge, The Busway Parkside in around 2h 52m.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Huntingdon
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Huntingdon
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in the Fens
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from The Busway station to St Ives, Chestnut Road
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in the Fens
Bus from Huntingdon, Railway Station to St Ives, Copperbeech Close
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in the Fens
Bus from Cambridge, The Busway Parkside to St Ives, Chestnut Road
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in the Fens
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 London Aldgate to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express

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