Looking for ways to get to St Ives in Cornwall from London? You are on the right page. I have been to the beautiful Cornish town of St Ives. Even if it seems to be tucked away in the farthest corner of Cornwall, almost on the edge of England, I have to say it is absolutely stunning and well worth a visit.
Whether you’re a solo traveller, a group of friends or a whole family traveling to St Ives, this popular destination in Cornwall has something for everyone. A big advantage. it is well connected to London.
You can get to St Ives from London by train, flight, car, tour and car. The road distance between London and St Ives is 491.1 kilometers or 305.2 miles and the driving distance is 400 kilometers or 250 miles. It takes about 5 hours and 46 minutes to drive this road.
Are you ready to be enchanted by this artistic seaside town? Let’s look at all your options for getting from London to St Ives in Cornwall.
How to get from London to St Ives (Cornwall, UK)
OPTION 1: How to get from London to St Ives by train?
- Travel time: about 5 hours 21 minutes
- Travel costs from £68
Taking a train from London to St Ives is probably the most common way to travel between the two destinations.
The train departs from London Paddington Station and arrives at St Ives Station. The journey is not direct as it will require one to two changes along the way. The shutdown takes place in Plymouth and/or St. Erth.
Here is an example of a train schedule.
Train from London Paddington to St Ives
|The earliest and fastest journey||06:37||11:58 a.m||5 hours 21 minutes||90 pounds|
|The last trip||11:45 p.m||08:03||8 hours and 18 minutes||79 pounds|
|The cheapest trip||1:04 p.m||19:01||5 hours 57 minutes||68 pounds|
Great Western Railway operates this route. They have daily trips that you can easily book via Omio or Trainline. Make sure you book your ticket in advance to get the best deals.
OPTION 2: How to get to St Ives from London?
- Travel time: about 2 hours and 15 minutes
- Travel costs from £25.90
You can fly from London to St Ives, but not directly. This option is not particularly beneficial for those in a hurry to get to St Ives, as transfers can take the same energy and time as the other options.
However, consider flying from London as with some good planning you can easily get a direct one-way ticket for £20.
Ryanair and Eastern Airways fly from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and London Stansted Airport (STN). All flights arrive at Newquay Cornwall Airport (NQY), which is relatively close to St Ives.
Flight from London Paddington to St Ives
|The earliest journey||8:55 a.m||10:10 a.m||1 hour 15 minutes||£109|
|The last trip||18:55||20:10||1 hour 15 minutes||£109|
|Cheapest and fastest travel||16:50||6:05 p.m||1 hour 15 minutes||£20|
From the airport you have the following options:
- Take a taxi that costs at least £75. The journey takes at least an hour.
- Take the train from Newquay to St Ives. The three-hour journey costs £12.60.
- Take the coach from Newquay to Hale. A one-hour journey costs £5.90.
OPTION 3: How to get from London to St Ives by coach?
- Travel time: about 8 hours 32 minutes
- Journey fares from £44.60
There is no direct route from London to St Ives, but you can travel to Hale. From there St. Ives is pretty close.
Here is a summary of the Hale coaching schedule from London.
Coach from London Victoria to Hale
|The earliest journey||10:30 a.m||19:45||9 hours and 15 minutes||30.60 pounds|
|The cheapest trip||8:00 pm||06:42:||10 hours 42 minutes||29.60 pounds|
|The latest and fastest ride||22:30||6:50 a.m||8 hours 20 minutes||30.60 pounds|
You can take a taxi from Hale which will cost you around £15 depending on which part of St Ives you need to go to. You will reach your destination in approximately 12 minutes.
OPTION 4: How to get from London to St Ives by tour?
- Travel duration: 5 days
- Travel fares from £665
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OPTION 5: How to get from London to St Ives by car?
- Travel time: 5 hours 44 minutes
- Journey fares from £58.44
Want to drive yourself? You can bring your own car or book a rental car on your trip from London to St Ives.
Car hire in London starts at £58.44. You can get incredible deals on Discover Cars, my user website, when I need a rental car on my travels.
I have written some useful UK driving tips for tourists, for those who would like to drive in London and beyond during their stay.
To drive from London to St Ives, drive 305.2 miles via the M4, M5 and A30.
More about St. Ives, Cornwall, UK.
Map of St Ives, Cornwall, UK.
HOW TO USE THIS MAP TO BOOK YOUR RESERVATIONS:
CLICK ON THE YELLOW MARKER next to the title OR HIT THE GRID to see the different things to do and points of interest in this guide. and SELECT your preferred map previewHOTELS AND RENTALS, EXPERIENCES, RESTAURANTS OR OTHERS. Feel free to use filters, number of guests and dates of your choice. You can see more information about different attractions (GREEN MARKS) when you click on the icons and also find your perfect accommodation to suit your budget and location. You can also book your tours and restaurants using the map.
FAQ How to get from London to St Ives (Cornwall, UK)
How to get from London to St Ives Cornwall?
You can get to St Ives Cornwall from London by train, flight, coach, tour or car.
Which London station goes to St Ives?
In London, the train departs from London Paddington station.
Is there a direct train from London to St Ives Cornwall?
No, there is no direct train from London to St Ives. The shutdown takes place in Plymouth and/or St. Erth.
Does St Ives have a train station?
Yes, St. Ives has a train station with the same name.
Can I drive from London to St Ives?
Yes! You can drive to St Ives from London. It takes approximately 5 hours and 44 minutes to drive between the two destinations.
What is the fastest way to get from London to St Ives?
The fastest way to get to St Ives from London is by train. It takes you approximately 5 hours 21 minutes to get to St Ives from London Paddington Station.
What is the cheapest way to get from London to St Ives?
The cheapest way to get to St Ives from London is to fly. If you book in advance, you can get tickets for up to £20.
What is the best way to get from London to St Ives?
The best way to get to St Ives from London is by train. It is as fast as it is convenient. If you are looking for the best value for money, I suggest you go on a tour.
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