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

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 CrossCountry  •  6 h 30 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

$118 - $263

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 24 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 Airport to Cardiff, Castle Street

$53 - $62

2 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from St Erth to Taunton
  2. Take the train from Taunton to Cardiff Central

$118 - $238

Drive  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Drive from St Ives to Cardiff 218.6 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from St Ives to Cardiff is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Ives to Cardiff is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 40 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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It takes approximately 6 h 30 min to get from St Ives to Cardiff, including transfers.

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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 via Hayle, Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station and Bristol Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 24 min.

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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, Railway Station, St Erth, Plymouth, and Bristol Temple Meads in around 6 h 30 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, Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal, and Bristol Airport in around 9 h 24 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
$35 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $75
Train from Plymouth to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 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 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from St Erth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Train from Taunton to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $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 44 min
Frequency
4 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
Hourly
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
$20 - $30
Train from St Erth to Taunton
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $100
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Hayle to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Airport to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
$33
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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