The St Ives Bay Line

Lelant Saltings (Park & Ride)

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.

Lelant Saltings Park & Ride is easy to find (TR26 3DL – see Google Map) and has 200 spaces. It’s £2.80 to park all day. Pay by cash or mobile phone.

Train tickets:
Train tickets are available from the ticket booth (or when the booth is unattended, from the guard on the train).

Adult £4
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.

NEW PARK & RIDE – from Saturday 1 June
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

Find out more.

Train times:
From Monday to Saturday trains run half-hourly during the day and hourly in the evening. Reduced service on Sundays.

Look up train times

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

Lelant Saltings (Park & Ride)

Travel tips:

St Ives Bay Line Ranger
This ticket gives you the freedom to travel the St Erth to St Ives branch line as much as you like, all day long for a flat fare of £4 adult, £2 child.

Groups of four adults can travel on a group ticket for £8. A Family ticket, covering two adults and up to three children (5-15) costs £10.

Dogs allowed
You can take up to two dogs per person on the train, free of charge. Just bring a lead.

Lelant Saltings (Park & Ride) Station Information

There are 200 parking spaces at the Park and Ride. Car parking tickets must be bought from the machine.
The station is staffed part-time and train tickets can be bought from the booth. If there is no-one there, tickets must be bought from the guard on the train. There is step free access at this station.
Lelant Saltings, Lelant, St Ives, TR26 3DL

Buying Tickets to Lelant Saltings (Park & Ride)

St Ives Bay Line Ranger Ticket



Travel the line as much as you like for one day. Valid after the morning peak, and anytime weekends or Bank Holidays. (The Ranger ticket excludes the £2.80 parking cost).

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The St Ives Bay Line

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