There are 8 ways to get from Southampton 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  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
  2. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to St Erth

$139 - $252

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Truro National Express

$24 - $30

6 alternative options

Train via Exeter St Davids  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

$102 - $203

Drive  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to St Ives 218.8 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Southampton to Newquay  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newquay (NQY) SOU - NQY

$112 - $524

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle
  4. Take the bus from Hayle, Foundry Square to St Ives, Bus Station

$90 - $239

Train, train to Exeter, fly to Land's End  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
  2. Take the train from Westbury (Wilts) to Exeter St Davids
  3. Fly from Exeter (EXT) to Land's End (LEQ) EXT - LEQ

$119 - $526

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY

$143 - $429

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to St Ives is to bus which costs £18 - £23 and takes 10 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to St Ives is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 57 min.

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The distance between Southampton and St Ives is 186 miles. The road distance is 218.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 28 min to get from Southampton to St Ives, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Truro, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 42 min.

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

You can take a train from Southampton to St Ives via Westbury (Wilts), St Erth, and St Erth, Railway Station in around 6 h 28 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Southampton to St Ives once daily. Tickets cost $20 - $26 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Amsterdam, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via La Rochelle, Manchester
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Rennes, Manchester
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Isles of Scilly Skybus
Flights from Exeter to Land's End via Scilly Isles
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Cork
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Westbury (Wilts)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $25
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $50
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to St Erth
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $90
Advanced Single
$60 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $200
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Westbury (Wilts) to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$24 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Salisbury to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
2 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $95
Bus operators

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