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There are 9 ways to get from Windermere to St Ives by train, bus, car, plane or night bus

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Train  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hayle

$201 - $330

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Bus  •  17 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station 555
  2. Take the bus from Lancaster to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
  3. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Hayle

$47 - $68

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Train via Plymouth  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
  3. Take the train from Plymouth to St Erth

$216 - $364

Train via Cardiff Central  •  14 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the train from Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central
  4. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Hayle

$221 - $385

Drive  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Windermere to St Ives 421.8 miles

$90 - $140

Train, train to Manchester, fly to Newquay, night bus, bus  •  8 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Windermere to Oxenholme Lake District
  2. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
  3. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Newquay (NQY) MAN - NQY
  4. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle
  5. Take the bus from Hayle, Foundry Square to St Ives, Bus Station

$94 - $249

Train to Manchester, fly to Exeter, train  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Exeter (EXT) MAN - EXT
  3. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

$149 - $358

Train, train to Newcastle, fly to Exeter  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
  2. Take the train from Carlisle to Newcastle
  3. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to Exeter (EXT) NCL - EXT
  4. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth

$155 - $448

Train, train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Windermere to Oxenholme Lake District
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Shipley
  3. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Newquay (NQY) LBA - NQY
  4. Take the night bus from Newquay to Hayle

$80 - $317

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The cheapest way to get from Windermere to St Ives is to bus which costs £35 - £55 and takes 17 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Windermere to St Ives is to drive which costs £65 - £100 and takes 6 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Windermere to St Ives station. However, there are services departing from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Lancaster, Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 12 min.

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The distance between Windermere and St Ives is 309 miles. The road distance is 421.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Windermere to St Ives without a car is to train which takes 10 h 42 min and costs £150 - £260.

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It takes approximately 10 h 42 min to get from Windermere to St Ives, including transfers.

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Windermere to St Ives bus services, operated by Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, depart from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange station.

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The best way to get from Windermere to St Ives is to train which takes 10 h 42 min and costs £150 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £55 and takes 17 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Windermere to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hayle station.

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Map of how to get from Windermere to St Ives.
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  • Distance: 309.4 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Windermere to St Ives via Oxenholme Lake District, Birmingham New Street, Hayle, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 10 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Windermere to St Ives via Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station, Lancaster, Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 17 h 12 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Newcastle to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $140
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Hayle
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$65 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $180
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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 Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 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 Cardiff Central to Hayle
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $230
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$65 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $95
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $230
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $19
Off-Peak Day Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $21
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Windermere to Oxenholme Lake District
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Lancaster to Shipley
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $23
Bus operators
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
Phone
0871 200 22 33
Email
cumbrianorthlancs.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange to Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
stagecoachbus.com
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 Windermere to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
National Express
Bus from Lancaster to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
National Express
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Hayle
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
National Express
Night bus from Newquay to Hayle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
National Express

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Yes, the driving distance between Windermere to St Ives is 422 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 54 min to drive from Windermere to St Ives.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Newquay Airport.

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