How to get from London to St Ives

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from London to St Ives

You can get from London to St Ives by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from London to St Ives on 18 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:04London Paddington5h25 16:29St Ives
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12:04London Paddington5h24 17:28St Ives
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13:04London Paddington5h57 19:01St Ives
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10:04London Paddington5h26 15:30St Ives
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18:55London Gatwick Airport1h15 20:10Newquay Cornwall Airport
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Travel Information from London to St Ives

distanceDistance250 miles (403 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £49
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £17 • 7 h 41 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £49 • 5 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Railway

Take a coach or train to travel 250 miles (403 km) to St Ives from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to St Ives.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to St Ives

Travel to St Ives easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to St Ives.

There are 2 ways that you can travel between London and St Ives. You can take a coach or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from London to St Ives. Tickets for a coach cost on average £17.

This is compared to other travel options to St Ives:

A coach is about £32 less than a train, which costs on average £49 for this route.

The fastest way to get to St Ives from London is by train with an average travel time of 5 h 24 min.

There are alternative travel options to St Ives that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h 41 min   of travel time.

St Ives is approximately 250 miles (403 km) away from London.

The average frequency per day from London to St Ives is:

  • 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between London and St Ives as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to St Ives:

  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in St Ives.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to St Ives, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can take you to St Ives by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from London to St Ives for £17.
  • Travel with Great Western Railway for trains to St Ives. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Great Western Railway London to St Ives tickets on Omio for £49.
Many of our customers travelling from London to St Ives don't make St Ives their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Newquay, Bristol or Manchester, either of which you could add to your London and St Ives trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from St Ives to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip between London and St Ives, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £17 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £49 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to St Ives from London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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