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

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Train CrossCountry  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from St Erth to Plymouth
  2. Take the train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
  3. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central

$122 - $264

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Bus  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Hayle to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
  2. Take the bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Cardiff, Castle Street Stop KB (Castle Arcade) 216

$55 - $63

2 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Redruth to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Cardiff Central

$113 - $229

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from St Ives to Cardiff 218.6 miles

$45 - $70

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No, there is no direct bus from St Ives station to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from St Ives, Bus Station and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street Stop KB (Castle Arcade) via Hayle, Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station and Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from St Ives to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from St Ives (Cornwall) and arriving at Cardiff Central via St Erth, Plymouth and Bristol Temple Meads. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 43 min.

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The distance between St Ives and Cardiff is 134 miles. The road distance is 218.6 miles.

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The best way to get from St Ives to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 6 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from St Ives to Cardiff, including transfers.

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St Ives to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Hayle station.

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St Ives to Cardiff train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from St Erth station.

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The best way to get from St Ives to Cardiff is to train which takes 6 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9 h 36 min.

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St Ives to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff, Castle Street Stop KB (Castle Arcade) station.

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St Ives to Cardiff train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Map of how to get from St Ives to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 133.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from St Ives to Cardiff via St Erth, Plymouth, and Bristol Temple Meads in around 6 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Ives to Cardiff via Hayle, Viaduct, Hayle, Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way, Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station, and Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal in around 9 h 36 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from St Erth to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Redruth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from St Erth to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 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 Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Redruth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $95
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 Hayle to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Cardiff, Castle Street Stop KB (Castle Arcade)
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station to Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between St Ives to Cardiff is 219 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to drive from St Ives to Cardiff.

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