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

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Train  •  20 min

  1. Take the train from Penzance to St Ives (Cornwall)

$5 - $10

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Bus  •  31 min

  1. Take the bus from Penzance, Bus Station to St Ives, Bus Station A17

$3 - $4

3 alternative options

Train via St Erth  •  55 min

  1. Take the train from Penzance to St Erth
  2. Take the train from St Erth to St Ives (Cornwall)

$5 - $41

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from Penzance to St Ives 8.4 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from Penzance to St Ives 8.4 miles

$1 - $3

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The cheapest way to get from Penzance to St Ives is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Penzance to St Ives is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Penzance, Bus Station station and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Penzance and arriving at St Ives (Cornwall). Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

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The distance between Penzance and St Ives is 7 miles. The road distance is 8.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Penzance to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 20 min and costs £4 - £8.

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The train from Penzance to St Ives (Cornwall) takes 20 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Penzance to St Ives bus services, operated by First, arrive at Penzance, Bus Station.

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Penzance to St Ives train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Penzance station.

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The best way to get from Penzance to St Ives is to train which takes 20 min and costs £4 - £8. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 - £3 and takes 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Penzance to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 7.1 miles
  • Duration: 20 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Penzance to St Ives twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $10 and the journey takes 20 min. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Penzance to St Ives every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 31 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Penzance to St Ives (Cornwall)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$6 - $9
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $10
Train from Penzance to St Erth
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$4 - $8
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $6
Train from St Erth to St Ives (Cornwall)
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$4 - $7
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$2 - $4
CrossCountry
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Penzance to St Ives
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Travel 4000
Phone
+44 1209 719961
Website
travel4000.com
Amber Cabs
Phone
+44 1209 831199

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Penzance to St Ives bus services, operated by First, arrive at St Ives, Bus Station.

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Penzance to St Ives train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at St Ives (Cornwall) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Penzance to St Ives is 8 miles. It takes approximately 15 min to drive from Penzance to St Ives.

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