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Getting to St Ives

By Car

Leave the M5 motorway just after Exeter at Junction 31 and join the A30. The journey to St Ives will take approximately 2 hours. Continue on the A30 bypassing Hayle, take the second exit at the next roundabout and go straight on at the first mini-roundabout. If you want to drive into town, turn left at the second mini roundabout, following the signposts. During the summer holidays it is recommended to use the Park & Ride Train Service (signposted)

We have a helpful guide on car parking for the St Ives area as we know how difficult it can be.

By Coach

Long distance scheduled coach services within the county and beyond are operated as commericial concerns by National Express. The town's bus station is at the Malakoff. National Express tickets are available from the Visit St Ives Information Centre.

By Rail

There are regular train services from London Paddington and if you don't want to miss a day of your well earned break then why not travel on the overnight riviera sleeper operated by First Great Western.  If you are travelling from the North or Midlands the main line services are operated by Cross Country Trains. If you require any additional information on train times and services then contact National Rail Enquiries.  The final leg of the train journey to St Ives will include a change at St Erth Station to join the picturesque coastal branch line.  The train leaves St Erth and stops at Lelant Saltings, Carbis Bay and St Ives.

Park and Ride - Train

For further information on the Park and Ride service.

By Air

Newquay Airport is approximately 50 minutes drive from St Ives.  Destinations include Stansted, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh and others. 

Aeroplane service to Isles of Scilly (St Mary's).  Flights are also available on the Isles of Scilly Skybus from Land's End.  For travel enquiries contact 0845 7105555 or visit


There is a taxi rank in St Ives, which is located in the town centre next to the Cinema. (Located on Dove Street).