There are 9 ways to get from London to St Ives by train, bus, car, 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

$164 - $292

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Hayle National Express

$27 - $34

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 28 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

$113 - $196

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from London to St Ives 284.4 miles

$60 - $90

Fly London Gatwick to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  6 h 10 min

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

$66 - $213

Fly London City to Exeter, train  •  7 h 52 min

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

$125 - $402

Fly London Stansted to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Newquay (NQY) STN - NQY
  2. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle
  3. Take the bus from Hayle, Foundry Square to St Ives, Bus Station

$130 - $493

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  6 h 54 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

$139 - $426

Fly London Gatwick to Land's End  •  8 h 23 min

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

$89 - $369

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to St Ives is to bus which costs £20 - £27 and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to St Ives is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5 h.

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The distance between London and St Ives is 251 miles. The road distance is 284.4 miles.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 37 min.

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from London 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 to St Ives 3 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 8 h 4 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
$85 - $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 - $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 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 - $75
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Hayle
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Newquay to Hayle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com

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