There are 10 ways to get from Windermere 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.

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Train via Hayle  •  10 h 21 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 Lancaster to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express
  2. Take the bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Hayle National Express

$53 - $71

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Train  •  10 h 30 min

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

$201 - $329

Train via Cardiff Central  •  13 h 21 min

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

$220 - $400

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  •  7 h 55 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 - $254

Train to Manchester, fly to Exeter, train  •  9 h 51 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

$150 - $373

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay  •  9 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston to Birmingham International
  3. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Newquay (NQY) BHX - NQY

$160 - $489

Train, train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  9 h 52 min

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

$106 - $335

Train, train to Newcastle, fly to Exeter  •  11 h 23 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

$156 - $463

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The cheapest way to get from Windermere to St Ives is to bus which costs £40 - £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 (Booths Supermarket) and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Kendal, Weavers Court, 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 21 min and costs £150 - £260.

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It takes approximately 10 h 21 min to get from Windermere to St Ives, including transfers.

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Windermere to St Ives bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Lancaster station.

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The best way to get from Windermere to St Ives is to train which takes 10 h 21 min and costs £150 - £260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £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 21 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 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Windermere to St Ives via Kendal, Weavers Court, Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 10), Lancaster, Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way, Hayle, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 17 h 12 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 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 Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Newcastle to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Exeter via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
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 Preston
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$27 - $45
Train from Preston to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $180
Train from Birmingham New Street to St Erth
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
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
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 - $50
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$15 - $22
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Preston
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $23
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $26
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
$18 - $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 Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $110
First Anytime Day Single
$110 - $160
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to Hayle
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $240
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$65 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$120 - $240
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
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
$21 - $30
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
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 Lancaster to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way to Hayle
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Newquay to Hayle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com

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