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St Ives Branch Line - Park & Ride

The St Ives Bay Line

Penzance - St Ives (Penzance - St Erth - Lelant Saltings - Lelant - Carbis Bay - St Ives)

This picturesque train line, quite possibly the most scenic branch line in Britain, is truly the best way to arrive in St Ives.

Join the branch line from the main line station of St Erth, or use the Park and Ride facilities at Lelant Saltings (Post code TR26 3DL). A car park is provided for over 200 cars and is next to the branch line linking Carbis Bay and Porthminster, St Ives. The Park & Ride is recommended in the summer months when parking is more difficult.

The cost of parking at Lelant Saltings is £2.80 (24 hours) (Updated March 2016). Please note: this does not include the cost of the train fare to St Ives. See prices below.

Train Fare

St Ives Bay Line Ranger allows you the freedom to travel the branch line between St Erth and St Ives as much as you like, all day long for a flat fare of:

Adult: £4

Child (5 - 15 years): £2 (Prices checked March 2016)

Groups of four adults can travel on a group ticket for £8 and family ticket covering two adults and up to three children costs £10.

Under 5s and dogs travel free.

Times of the trains:

2016 Winter Timetable - December to May 2017

Further reading

For further information on other branch lines within Cornwall please visit Great Scenic Railways