There are 5 ways to get from St Ives to Penzance by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  23 min

  1. Take the train from St Ives (Cornwall) to Penzance

$5 - $10

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Bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the bus from St Ives, Bus Station to Penzance, Bus Station A17

$3 - $4

3 alternative options

Train via St Erth  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from St Ives (Cornwall) to St Erth
  2. Take the train from St Erth to Penzance

$5 - $44

Taxi  •  15 min

  1. Take a taxi from St Ives to Penzance 8.5 miles

$40 - $55

Drive  •  15 min

  1. Drive from St Ives to Penzance 8.5 miles

$1 - $3

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The cheapest way to get from St Ives to Penzance is to drive which costs £1 - £2 and takes 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Ives to Penzance is to taxi which costs £30 - £40 and takes 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St Ives, Bus Station station and arriving at Penzance, Bus Station station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St Ives (Cornwall) and arriving at Penzance. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

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The distance between St Ives and Penzance is 7 miles. The road distance is 8.5 miles.

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The best way to get from St Ives to Penzance without a car is to train which takes 23 min and costs £4 - £8.

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The train from St Ives (Cornwall) to Penzance takes 23 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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St Ives to Penzance bus services, operated by First, arrive at St Ives, Bus Station.

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St Ives to Penzance train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from St Ives (Cornwall) station.

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The best way to get from St Ives to Penzance is to train which takes 23 min and costs £4 - £8. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 - £3 and takes 35 min.

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St Ives to Penzance bus services, operated by First, arrive at Penzance, Bus Station.

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

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Map of how to get from St Ives to Penzance.
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  • Distance: 7.1 miles
  • Duration: 23 min

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from St Ives to Penzance twice daily. Tickets cost $5 - $10 and the journey takes 23 min. Alternatively, First operates a bus from St Ives to Penzance every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 35 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from St Ives (Cornwall) to Penzance
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$6 - $9
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $10
Train from St Ives (Cornwall) to St Erth
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$4 - $7
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$2 - $4
Train from St Erth to Penzance
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$4 - $8
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$3 - $6
CrossCountry
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from St Ives to Penzance
Ave. Duration
15 min
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Travel 4000
Phone
+44 1209 719961
Website
travel4000.com
Amber Cabs
Phone
+44 1209 831199

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