There are 7 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 47 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to St Erth

$185 - $343

Cheapest option

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

$76 - $211

5 alternative options

Bus  •  10 h 13 min

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

$102 - $124

Train South Western Railway  •  11 h

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

$130 - $220

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from St Albans to St Ives 291.5 miles

$60 - $95

Fly London City to Exeter, train  •  8 h 29 min

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

$149 - $441

Train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  8 h

  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

$135 - $423

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 $170 - $320 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 $90 - $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 Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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
$170 - $320
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$85 - $140
Advanced Single
$90 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$170 - $320
Train from Exeter St Davids to Truro
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$70 - $140
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
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
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
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London to Hayle
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Newquay to Hayle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from St Albans to St Ives?

The distance between St Albans and St Ives is 399 km. The road distance is 466 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from St Albans to St Ives?

The cheapest way to get from St Albans to St Ives is to drive which costs £40 - £65 and takes 5 h.

What is the fastest way to get from St Albans to St Ives?

The quickest way to get from St Albans to St Ives is to drive which takes 5 h and costs £40 - £65.

Is there a direct bus between St Albans and St Ives?

No, there is no direct bus from St Albans to St Ives. However, there are services departing from St Albans, St Peter's Street and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Heathrow Airport London and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 13 min.

How long does it take to get from St Albans to St Ives?

It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from St Albans to St Ives, including transfers.