St Ives is situated in West Cornwall just off the A30 trunk road which runs through Cornwall, from Exeter to Penzance.
If travelling on the A30 when you reach the roundabout coming into St Erth take the St Ives signposted A3074 which will take you straight into St Ives through Lelant and Carbis Bay.
Please don’t foget to turn off your SatNav when heading into St Ives. St Ives has eight Cornwall Council public pay and display car parks and all are within a 10 minutes walk to the town centre.
Trenwith, St. Ives, TR26 1DD – Long stay – 311 spaces (winter)
Park Avenue, St. Ives, TR26 1QE – Long stay – 77 spaces
Station, St. Ives, TR26 2BH – Long stay – 106 spaces
Sloop, St. Ives, TR26 1LT – Short stay – 42 spaces
Island, St. Ives, TR26 1SY – Long stay – 155 spaces
Porthmeor, St. Ives, TR26 1JU – Short stay – 45 spaces
Barnoon, St. Ives, TR26 1JD – Long stay – 154 spaces
Smeaton’s Pier, St. Ives, TR26 1PS – Short stay – 31 spaces
Stennack Car Park, St. Ives, TR26 1QX – Short stay
Stennack Surgery Car Park, St Ives TR1 1RU – Short stay
If you are travelling by train, take one of the regular mainline services to/from Penzance and alight at St. Erth station. Whilst St Erth station is being upgraded, a shuttle bus replaces trains between St Erth station and Lelant Saltings station. From there you can catch one of the regular train services to St. Ives. For the latest timetable and ticket information, visit www.GWR.com.
Alternatively, First Kernow will be accepting all valid rail tickets on the following services (buses stop outside the station except where mentioned):
- A17 – Penzance – St Erth – Lelant (village centre) – Carbis Bay (village centre) – St Ives (bus station). To find bus times click here
- T2 – Truro – Redruth – Camborne (bus station) – Hayle – Lelant (village centre) – Carbis Bay (village centre) – St Ives (bus station).
To find bus times click here
- 16/16A – Penzance – St Ives (bus station). To find bus times click here
For more information regarding the St Erth Station Upgrade please visit https://www.gwr.com/travel-updates/planned-engineering/st-erth
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, Hayle No. 14. Click here for Cornwall Public Transport information.