St Erth Park & Ride

St Erth Park & Ride

St Ives Bay Line

Please note: Rail replacement bus services will operate on the St Ives Bay Line from Tuesday 14 December until Thursday 16 December (inclusive) due to track renewal work. More information

Forget the hassle of driving into St Ives. Instead park at St Erth station, hop on the scenic St Ives Bay Line and be in St Ives in under 15 minutes.

How to visit by train

(You can also use the Park & Ride to visit Penzance on the main line.)

Get to St Erth by train on the Cornish main line (see map) or park your car at the station:

St Erth railway station's north car park
Park at St Erth station: (TR27 6JW)
St Erth station north car park
£3.70 per day (before 10am, Mon-Fri)
£2.60 per day (all other times including weekends)
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
Please buy your ticket before you board the train. If you can, please purchase on the GWR app or website. Download your ticket to your mobile device or smart ticket where possible.

You can also buy tickets at the station ticket office or ticket machine.

Fares to St Ives:
£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
St Ives Bay Line
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 wear a face covering (recommended by government) unless you are exempt. Get more advice on GWR's Covid 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.

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St Ives Bay Line

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