There are 8 ways to get from St Albans 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 50 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to St Erth

$176 - $325

Cheapest option

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Newquay (NQY) LGW - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle

$73 - $208

6 alternative options

Train South Western Railway  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Truro

$123 - $218

Bus  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Hayle National Express

$96 - $123

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from St Albans to St Ives 291.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly London City to Exeter, train  •  8 h 27 min

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

$142 - $428

Train to London Stansted, fly to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Newquay (NQY) STN - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle
  4. Take the bus from Hayle, Foundry Square to St Ives, Bus Station

$143 - $512

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Birmingham International
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY
  3. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle

$128 - $417

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from St Albans to St Ives is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to St Ives is to drive which costs £45 - £70 and takes 5 h.

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The distance between St Albans and St Ives is 249 miles. The road distance is 291.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from St Albans to St Ives, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Albans to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from St Albans, St Peter's Street and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 12 min.

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from St Albans to St Ives every 4 hours. Tickets cost $160 - $300 and the journey takes 4 h 54 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from St Albans to St Ives 3 times a day. Tickets cost $85 - $110 and the journey takes 7 h 9 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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $440
Flights from London Stansted to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to St Erth
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $300
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$80 - $130
Advanced Single
$85 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$160 - $300
Train from Exeter St Davids to Truro
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $110
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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Exeter St Davids to Truro
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
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
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from St Albans City to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from St Albans City to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Bus operators
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 London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Hayle
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Newquay to Hayle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com

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