There are 4 ways to get from Plymouth to St Ives by train, bus or car

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  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to St Erth

$42 - $76

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Plymouth to Hayle National Express

$12 - $18

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Plymouth to Truro
  2. Take the bus from Truro, Railway Station to St Ives, Bus Station T2

$33 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Plymouth to St Ives 77.1 miles

$16 - $24

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Plymouth to St Ives every 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min. CrossCountry also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Plymouth to St Ives 4 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 19 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Plymouth to Truro
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $27
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $55
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Train from Plymouth to Truro
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$27 - $40
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Plymouth and St Ives is 97 km. The road distance is 123 km.

The cheapest way to get from Plymouth to St Ives is to bus which costs £9 - £14 and takes 2 h 44 min.

The quickest way to get from Plymouth to St Ives is to drive which takes 1 h 31 min and costs £12 - £18.

No, there is no direct bus from Plymouth to St Ives. However, there are services departing from Plymouth and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from Plymouth to St Ives, including transfers.