There are 7 ways to get from Oxford 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 37 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Hayle

$160 - $285

Cheapest option

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY

$98 - $284

5 alternative options

Train via Reading  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to St Erth

$168 - $324

Bus, train  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) to Swindon, Bus Station 66
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Bristol Parkway
  3. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Redruth

$118 - $192

Bus  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) to Heathrow Central Bus Station LHR|the airline / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London to Hayle National Express

$106 - $134

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to St Ives 261.1 miles

$55 - $85

Train to Birmingham, fly, night bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle

$123 - $397

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Oxford to St Ives twice a week. Tickets cost $150 - $290 and the journey takes 5 h 3 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to St Ives via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London, Hayle, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 10 h 17 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 Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to Hayle
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $290
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$80 - $120
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $290
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $17
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $29
Train from Reading to St Erth
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $270
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$75 - $120
Advanced Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$150 - $270
Train from Swindon to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $40
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $28
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$17 - $26
Train from Bristol Parkway to Redruth
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Oxford to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Hayle
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Newquay to Hayle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Oxford to St Ives?

The distance between Oxford and St Ives is 342 km. The road distance is 418 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Oxford to St Ives?

The cheapest way to get from Oxford to St Ives is to drive which costs £40 - £60 and takes 4 h 28 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Oxford to St Ives?

The quickest way to get from Oxford to St Ives is to drive which takes 4 h 28 min and costs £40 - £60.

Is there a direct bus between Oxford and St Ives?

No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to St Ives. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane (Stop K5) and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Heathrow Airport London and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 17 min.

How long does it take to get from Oxford to St Ives?

It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Oxford to St Ives, including transfers.