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.
£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.
Buy your train ticket
Let's travel safely this summer. If you can, please buy your ticket online on the GWR app
. 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).
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) 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. If you’re feeling peckish at the station, pop into its lovely traditional tea room for a cup of tea and slice of cake while waiting for your train.
St Erth is easily reached by train:
8 minutes from Penzance
30 minutes from Truro
Show St Ives Bay Line Map
St Ives Bay Line
St Ives is one of the most picturesque towns in Cornwall. Set in breathtaking coastal scenery, there is always something to do.
With an award winning blue flag beach, safe swimming for families and lovely coastal walks.