Travelling to St Ives and around the West Cornwall area
You have a choice of ways to get to St Ives, Cornwall.
The easiest route to St Ives is to join the M5 to Exeter. You then take the A30 into Cornwall. For help planning your route visit www.theAA.com and click on 'Driving Directions' for a tailor made travel plan.
For car hire information, you can contact the St Ives Visitor & Information Centre on tel 0905 252 2250 (calls cost 20p per minute plus standard network charges)
For private car hire (driver and car for short or longer journeys): Carbis Bay Private Hire
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 (www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk). If you are travelling from the North or Midlands the main line services are operated by Cross Country Trains (www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk). If you requuire any additional information on train times and services then contact National Rail Enquiries (www.nationalrail.co.uk). 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.
Newquat Airport is approximately 50 minutes drive from St Ives. Destinations include Stanstead, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh and others. For further information visit www.newquayairport.com
Aeroplane service to Isles of Scilly (St Marys). Flights are also available on the Isles of Scilly Skybus from Land's End. For travel enquiries contact 0845 7105555 or visit www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk
Ferry service to Isles of Scilly (St Marys). Throughout the summer months the Scillionian III operates a passenger ferry service from Penzance. More information is availble from the St Ives Visitor & Information Centre on tel. 01736 796297, or contact Isles of Scilly Travel direct on 0845 7105555 or visit www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk