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

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Train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to St Erth

$163 - $290

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Bus  •  8 h 40 min

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

$27 - $34

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  8 h 38 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 - $195

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from London to St Ives 284.4 miles

$60 - $90

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

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  2. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle

$66 - $213

Fly London City to Exeter, train  •  7 h 38 min

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

$125 - $392

Questions & Answers

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 40 min.

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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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The best way to get from London 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 to St Ives, including transfers.

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London to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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The best way to get from London to St Ives is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 40 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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London to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hayle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London to St Ives is 284 miles. It takes approximately 5 h to drive from London to St Ives.

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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Map of how to get from London to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 251.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

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 - $30 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 6 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 - $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 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
Twice daily
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
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Hayle
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $30
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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