How to get here


Journey time from London Paddington approximately 6 hours. Or the overnight riviera sleeper service operated by First Great Western. If travelling from the North or Midlands services are operated by Cross Country Trains. Contact National Rail Enquiries for additional information and timetables. Alight at St Erth and join the branch line through Lelant Saltings, Carbis Bay to St Ives.

National Express operate a long distance scheduled coach service to St Ives.

Newquay Airport, approximately 45 minutes drive from St Ives, can be reached on direct flights from various airports in the UK and mainland Europe. Schedules and destinations will be changing as Covid regulations continue to be eased. Exeter airport is two hours drive from St Ives and Bristol Airport is three hours away.

There are regular bus services from most destinations in West Cornwall to St Ives. Bus services 14, 17, 16 all arrive in St Ives. From Penzance take No 17, Truro No 14 and Hayle no 14.

Leave the M5 motorway souts of Junction 31 at Exeter and join the A30. The journey to St Ives will take approximately two hours. Continue on the A30 bypassing Hayle, take the second exit at the next roundabout and go straight on at the first mini-roundabout following the signposts.

Park & Ride
You can use the Park and Ride facilities at St Erth Train station.

Parking tips
St Ives has many car parks with availability in September.


Ace Cars and A1 Taxis have offices in St Ives. There is a taxi rank between the Western Hotel and Royal Cinema.

Festival main venues
St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-Pol TR26 2NE. 
Western Hotel, Gabriel Street TR26 2LU
. St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay TR26 2DY
. St Ives Theatre, Lower Stennack TR26 1QG

Long-term car parking
Barnoon Long Stay, St Ives, TR26 1JF (This car park has some spaces for reserved permit holders only)
Island, St Ives, TR26 1SY
Park Avenue, St Ives, TR26 1QE
Porthrepta, Carbis Bay, TR26 2NZ
Smeatons Pier, St Ives, TR26 1PS
Station, St Ives, TR26 2BH (This car park has some spaces for reserved permit holders only)
Trenwith, St Ives, TR26 1DD
St Ives Rugby Club, Alexandra Road TR26 1ER £6 per day with a £1 return daytime bus shuttle

Short-term car parking
Porthmeor, St Ives, TR26 1JU
Sloop, St Ives, TR26 1LT (After 6pm this car park can be used for long stay parking)