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There are 9 ways to get from Scotland to St Ives by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Edinburgh to Exeter, train

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Exeter (EXT)
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Camborne, Cornwall

Fly Glasgow to Exeter, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Exeter (EXT)
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

Fly Edinburgh to Newquay, line 88 bus

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Newquay (NQY)
  2. Take the line 88 bus from Newquay, Great Western Hotel to Redruth, station

Fly Glasgow to Bristol, train

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS)
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to St Erth

Fly Edinburgh to Bristol, train

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS)
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to St Erth

Train

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to St Erth

Train via Manchester

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central
  3. Take the train from Cardiff Central to St Erth

Drive

  1. Drive from Glasgow to St Ives

Scotland to St Ives by train

The train journey time between Scotland and St Ives is around 11h 43m and covers a distance of around 684 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 22 min. The fastest train normally takes 11h 43m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry and others, the Scotland to St Ives train service departs from Glasgow Queen Street and arrives in St Ives (Cornwall). Typically only one train runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
11h 20m
Layover time:
22 min
Total time:
11h 43m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
11h 43m
Train distance:
684 miles
Trains per week:
1
Cheapest price:
£264
Carbon emissions:
57 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
10:15
Last train departs at:
10:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Scotland to St Ives train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to St Ives is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 18h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Scotland to St Ives is to fly and train which costs £130 - £460 and takes 8h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland station to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Buchanan Bus Station and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Camborne, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Scotland to St Ives. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Queen Street and arriving at St Ives (Cornwall) via Edinburgh and St Erth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 48m.

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The distance between Scotland and St Ives is 460 miles. The road distance is 555 miles.

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The best way to get from Scotland to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 12h 48m and costs £260 - £650.

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It takes approximately 8h 22m to get from Scotland to St Ives, including transfers.

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Scotland to St Ives bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Buchanan Bus Station.

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Scotland to St Ives train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Glasgow Queen Street station.

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The best way to get from Scotland to St Ives is to train which takes 12h 48m and costs £260 - £650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 18h 6m.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 460.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 22m

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

You can take a train from Glasgow to St Ives via Edinburgh and St Erth in around 12h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Glasgow to St Ives via Birmingham, Navigation Street, Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, and Camborne, Bus Station in around 18h 6m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£50 - £150
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £170
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £440
Flights from Edinburgh to Exeter via Norwich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£120 - £440
Flights from Glasgow to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £470
Flights from Edinburgh to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £460
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£45 - £60
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £35
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£27 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£45 - £65
Train from Cardiff Central to St Erth
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£80 - £110
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£80 - £110
Anytime Day 1st Class
£140 - £200
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £180
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £180
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£40 - £140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£95 - £140
Train from Edinburgh to St Erth
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£250 - £600
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£250 - £310
Anytime Day 1st Class
£420 - £600
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
TransPennine Express Service
Bus operators
Transport for Cornwall
Phone
0808 196 2632
Website
transportforcornwall.co.uk
Bus from Newquay, Great Western Hotel to Redruth, station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Transport for Cornwall
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£18 - £30
Website
Megabus 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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Camborne, Cornwall
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£11 - £14
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Scotland to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Camborne, Cornwall station.

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Scotland to St Ives train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at St Erth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Scotland to St Ives is 555 miles. It takes approximately 9h 2m to drive from Scotland to St Ives.

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Loganair offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to Exeter Airport.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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