How to get here

By Train
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.

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

By Plane
Newquay Airport, approximately 45 minutes drive from St Ives, can be reached on direct flights from Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Cork, Doncaster, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Stanstead, Manchester, Berlin, Frankfurt, Duesseldorf, Stuttgart, Faro, Seville, Alicante. Exeter airport is two hours drive from St Ives and Bristol Airport is three hours away.

By Car
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.

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.

Main Festival 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 1DDSt Ives Rugby Club £5 per day with a £1 return daytime bus shuttle
St Ives Rugby Club, Alexandra Road TR26 1ER £5 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)
There is also a Park & Ride system operating during peak months that takes full advantage of the St Ives branch line railway. Park the car at Lelant Saltings station (£2.80) then board the Park & Ride train as it weaves round the bay with breathtaking views of the sea. Last return train 10pm.