If you can, sit on the right hand side of the train when you get on at St Erth. The views out across the sea are fantastic!
It’s a short but spectacular 10-minute journey. There are two trains an hour, and the service runs 7 days a week (except 25 & 26 December). Look up train times.
St Erth station cafe is great for a bite to eat. There are toilets at St Erth station, on the train and near St Ives station (above Porthminster beach). All trains carry ramps for wheelchairs.
St Ives is one of the most picturesque towns in Cornwall.
Set in breathtaking coastal scenery there’s always lots to do. Sunbathing, surfing, shopping, sampling some of the excellent restaurants – you decide!
Carbis Bay has a fantastic golden sandy beach which alone is a great reason to visit.
There is also a network of footpaths and access to the South West Coast Path, so it’s great for walkers as well as sun seekers.
Please follow government advice. This currently states: “You must stay at home apart from essential travel or you may be fined.”
Train services are being provided for key workers who need to travel to or from work. These are running to amended timetables. Please see Great Western Railway’s dedicated advice page.
St Erth station is the Park & Ride for the scenic St Ives Bay Line.
Arrive by train on the Cornish main line (St Erth is the last stop before Penzance) or park your car at the station.
St Ives station is right next to the beautiful Porthminster beach (pictured) one of the town’s four beaches to explore.
Treat yourself at the beach’s award winning cafe restaurant.
From the station it is an 8-minute walk into town (step-free but steep in places) where you can explore the harbour, shops, galleries and top pubs and restaurants.
Artistic connections in St Ives date back to Victorian times when artists were attracted to the town for its special light. Explore the many artist’s studios scattered through the town or visit Tate St Ives.
Discover some great places to eat and drink along the line with the St Ives Bay Line Rail Ale Trail. Collect stamps and win a T-shirt!
A two-week annual festival full of great music, exhibitions, walks, talks, comedy, theatre and poetry. More.