Lelant Saltings (TR26 3DL) is the current Park & Ride station for St Ives. Please note – from Saturday 1st June 2019, the Park & Ride will instead be at St Erth station (see below).
The 10-minute train journey along the coast has fantastic views (see video). Just park for £2.80, buy your train ticket and enjoy the ride.
Train tickets are available from the ticket booth (or when the booth is unattended, from the guard on the train).
Child (5-15) £2
Under 5s free
Group (4 adults) £8
Family (2 adults and up to 3 kids) £10
Your ticket allows you to travel the St Ives Bay Line between St Erth and St Ives as much as you like, all day long.
From the start of June 2019, St Erth will become the new Park & Ride location for St Ives. The existing Park & Ride at Lelant Saltings will be closed. Improvements to St Erth station include:
- larger ticket office and waiting area
- improved accessibility
- a new 422-space car park to the south of the station
- relocation of bus stops from the main road to the station forecourt
- improved cycle facilities
From Monday to Saturday trains run half-hourly during the day and hourly in the evening. Reduced service on Sundays.
In St Ives:
From St Ives station it is a two-minute walk down to the popular Porthminster Beach, or an eight-minute walk into town (step-free but steep in places), signposted from the station.
The car park is run by Cornwall Council – visit their parking webpage for policies on Blue Badges, motorhomes and other matters.
- Enjoy the scenic views from the train
- Dogs allowed (up to two per person)
- Avoid the traffic queues into St Ives
- Car park open 24 hours