The train journey to St Ives is one of the most scenic in Britain.
Enjoy spectacular views as the line sweeps along the coast past the golden sands of Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay before arriving in St Ives. Then head for the beach, explore the harbour or wander the shops and art galleries.
The line starts at St Erth, the penultimate station on the main line between London Paddington and Penzance. If arriving by car, use the new Park & Ride at St Erth station (TR27 6JW).
(Note: the old Lelant Saltings P&R is now closed.)
St Ives has four top quality beaches to explore – read more about each of them.
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.
St Ives September Festival
A two-week annual festival full of great music, exhibitions, walks, talks, comedy, theatre, plays and poetry. There are over 300 events at this year’s festival.
St Erth to St Ives
Off-Peak Day Return. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime weekends or Bank Holidays.