9th May, 2022

St Ives Food & Drink Festival – visit by train

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Hop on the train to St Ives this weekend for the return of the much-anticipated Food and Drink Festival. Enjoy stunning coastal views on the St Ives Bay Line and arrive right next to Porthminster Beach where the festival is held. Perfect!


What’s On

From the 13th – 15th of May, at this free event explore beautiful St Ives and an array of daytime artisan tents, food and drinks vendors, food demos and live music.

Open: Friday 11am – 11pm / Saturday 10am – 11pm / Sunday 10am – 10pm.

Take the train

As well as the amazing views, taking the train means no worries about traffic or parking in St Ives.

Instead, you can park at St Erth station Park & Ride on the A30 (TR27 6JW) and hop aboard for the scenic 11-minute train journey, arriving right opposite the festival beach. Alternatively come all the way by train, with connections from the main line at St Erth.

Update: GWR is expecting demand to be high for parking at St Erth. Please arrive early as spaces can fill up fast, or where possible GWR suggests parking and travelling from Truro, rather than driving to St Erth. There will be plenty of capacity in Truro station car park.

Adult Off-Peak Day Return fares:

  • St Erth to St Ives £4.00
  • Redruth to St Ives £6.70
  • Truro to St Ives £8.00
  • Plymouth to St Ives £12.10

Kids travel half-price (5-15yr olds). Under 5s free.

Save a third off the above adult fares for you and a friend (with kids travelling for just £1) with a Devon & Cornwall Railcard – just £12 a year for local residents.

Find out more or buy tickets on the Great Western Railway website or app.

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