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There are 7 ways to get from Oxford to St Ives by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Reading  •  6 h 27 min

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

$157 - $310

Cheapest option

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay  •  8 h 35 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

$93 - $275

5 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Didcot Parkway to St Erth

$145 - $258

Bus, train  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles to Gloucester, Market Parade 853
  2. Take the train from Gloucester to St Erth

$112 - $166

Bus  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Heathrow Central Bus Station LHR - the airline / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Hayle National Express

$100 - $123

Drive  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Oxford to St Ives 261.1 miles

$55 - $85

Train to London City, fly to Exeter, train  •  9 h 26 min

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

$159 - $457

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The cheapest way to get from Oxford to St Ives is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Oxford to St Ives is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 29 min.

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The distance between Oxford and St Ives is 213 miles. The road distance is 261.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 6 h 27 min and costs £120 - £240.

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Oxford to St Ives, including transfers.

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Oxford to St Ives bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, depart from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane station.

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The best way to get from Oxford to St Ives is to train which takes 6 h 27 min and costs £120 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £75 - £95 and takes 10 h 29 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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Oxford to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hayle station.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 213.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to St Ives via Reading, St Erth, and St Erth, station in around 6 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Oxford to St Ives via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 10 h 29 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 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $16
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $27
Train from Reading to St Erth
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$70 - $110
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $260
Train from Didcot Parkway to St Erth
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$70 - $110
Advanced Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$140 - $260
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Train from Oxford to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
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 Oxford to Reading
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $24
Train from Gloucester to St Erth
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Single
$110 - $170
Off-Peak Single
$110 - $170
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
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles to Gloucester, Market Parade
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Hayle
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to St Ives is 261 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 28 min to drive from Oxford to St Ives.

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Flybe offers flights from London Gatwick Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 789+ hotels available in St Ives. Prices start at $102 USD per night.

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