The train journey to St Ives has to be one of the most scenic in Britain. The sweeping coastline with the glistening golden sands of Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay calm visitors minutes before arriving in front of St Ives’ own beach.
At the time of the station’s opening in 1877, St Ives’ fishing industry was in steep decline. Rail arrived just in time, opening this beautiful town up to the outside world. Artists, eager to use the quality of light and enjoy the tropical-style climate, clambered aboard carriages destined for the Cornish town, and St Ives quickly became a British art institution. Today, The Tate St Ives serves up the works of British Modernism greats, Patrick Heron, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth.
Sleepy coastal town in winter and bustling tourist hotspot the rest of the year, St Ives lulls visitors with its tranquil atmosphere of the town centre’s cobbled streets, a short walk down the hill from the station.
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer Service notes|
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Council Managed Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Local Council|
|Car parking spaces||200|
|Cycle storage spaces||6|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Unavailable|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
Need more information on how to get to St Ives by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Cornwall.
The nearest beach to St Ives train station is Porthminster Beach, which is only a 9-minute walk away. Enjoy golden sand framed by a glittering bay and glorious views across to Godrevy Lighthouse – did you know it inspired Virginia Woolf’s famous novel ‘To the Lighthouse’?
Want to know when your next train from/to St Ives station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from St Ives railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into St Ives.
St Ives train station comprises a single platform with step-free access in the form of ramps. There are three shelters spread out along the platform and cycle racks outside the station.
St Ives train station doesn't have its own car park. However, a large council car park, which is adjacent to the platform, is available to use.
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St Ives station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from St Ives station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from St Ives.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at St Ives station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at St Ives station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.
The nearest beach to St Ives train station is Porthminster Beach, which is only a 9-minute walk away.