St Erth Park & Ride

St Erth Park & Ride

St Ives Bay Line

St Erth station is the Park & Ride to visit St Ives on the scenic St Ives Bay Line.

How to visit by train

Arrive by train on the Cornish main line (St Erth is the last stop before Penzance) or park your car at the station.

St Erth railway station's north car park
Park at St Erth station: (TR27 6JW)

£3.70 per day (before 10am Mon-Fri)
£2.30 per day (all other times)
Pay by coins, card or mobile phone

Open 24 hours
Electric car charging
For parking queries, please contact APCOA who run the car park. The old Park & Ride at Lelant Saltings is now closed.

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Buy your train ticket
Let's travel safely this summer. If you can, please buy your ticket online on the GWR app or website. Download it to your mobile device or smart ticket where possible.

If you aren't able to do this, you can buy tickets at the station ticket office or ticket machine before you board.

£4 adult | £2 child (5-15) | Under 5s free
£8 group (4 adults) | £10 Family (2 adults, up to 3 kids)
Fares shown are Off-Peak Day Returns (travel the branch line for the whole day).

Train departing St Ives - photo: Mark Lynam
Take the train to St Ives

Trains set off on the scenic 10-minute journey twice an hour during the day. The train runs 7 days a week, all year round.

Please remember to wear a face covering (mandatory on public transport and in indoor spaces at stations) unless you are exempt, and to wash your hands and practice social distancing. Get more advice on GWR's Coronavirus safety page.
From Monday to Saturday trains run half-hourly during the day and hourly in the evening. Sundays similar but shorter operating hours.
Dogs are welcome on the train.

Coming by train

St Erth station is on the Cornish main line.

St Erth is easily reached by train:

8 minutes from Penzance
30 minutes from Truro

Buying Tickets to St Erth 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.

Great fares from further afield


St Ives Bay Line

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