There are 9 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 Birmingham New Street  •  11 h 1 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

$221 - $365

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lancaster to Plymouth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Plymouth to Hayle National Express

$46 - $66

7 alternative options

Train  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Bodmin Parkway
  3. Take the train from Bodmin Parkway to St Erth

$180 - $315

Train via Cardiff Central  •  13 h 26 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

$230 - $405

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 13 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 49 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 - $374

Train, train to Leeds Bradford, fly to Newquay, night bus  •  10 h 11 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

$107 - $340

Train, train to Birmingham, fly to Newquay  •  9 h 57 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

$158 - $489

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Windermere to St Ives is to bus which costs £30 - £50 and takes 17 h 20 min.

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

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The distance between Windermere and St Ives is 495 km. The road distance is 675 km.

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It takes approximately 11 h 1 min to get from Windermere to St Ives, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Windermere to St Ives. However, there are services departing from Windermere, Bus Rail Interchange (Booths Supermarket) and arriving at St Ives, Bus Station via Kendal, Union Street (Windermere Road junction), Lancaster, Plymouth and Hayle, Foundry Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 20 min.

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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, Plymouth, St Erth, and St Erth, Railway Station in around 11 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Windermere to St Ives via Kendal, Union Street (Windermere Road junction), Lancaster City Centre, Bus Station (Bus Station Stand 10), Lancaster, Plymouth, Hayle, and Hayle, Foundry Square in around 17 h 20 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 Leeds Bradford to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Newquay via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Birmingham to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
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
$55 - $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
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$95 - $140
Train from Plymouth to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Bodmin Parkway
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $200
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$75 - $120
Anytime Single
$120 - $200
Off-Peak Single
$140 - $210
Train from Bodmin Parkway to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Bodmin Parkway to St Erth
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $50
Train from Cardiff Central to Hayle
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $240
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$65 - $100
Advanced Single
$65 - $100
Anytime Day Single
$130 - $240
Train from Exeter St Davids to St Erth
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
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 - $45
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$13 - $20
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $26
Train from Oxenholme Lake District to Preston
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
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
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 Oxenholme Lake District to Preston
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Lancaster to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Plymouth to Hayle
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $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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