St Ives bus station is located at the Malakoff above St Ives Railway station, it is only a few minutes walk down into the town and the harbour front. The number 17, 200 and T2 buses all pass through Carbis Bay and take approximately 5 minutes to get you from A to B if staying in Carbis Bay. These run fairly regularly throughout the day, however, we recommend checking the First Bus website for live updates and times.
Exploring further afield
If you are staying with us and you’re looking to go further afield for a day trip, there are regular buses from St Ives bus station to nearby towns.
The number 17 bus will take you through Carbis Bay, Lelant and onwards to Penzance. Penzance is an historic port within Mounts Bay which experiences one of the mildest climates in the UK. Home to the only promenade in Cornwall, things to see also include the art deco outdoor lido ‘Jubilee Pool’ with a geothermal heated pool, the victorian subtropical gardens at ‘Morrab Gardens’ and nearby in Marazion the famous ‘St Michaels Mount’ castle in the sea, accessible by a tidal causeway!
Both the 200 and T2 will take you through Carbis Bay, Lelant and then upwards through towns including Hayle, Camborne, Redruth and ending in the capital, Truro.
A captivating open top bus tour along the beautiful rugged coastlines of Cornwall! The ‘Lands’s End Coaster’ bus is an open top bus that showcases breathtaking views both inland across the moorland and out across the cliff tops to the ocean. With the ability to hop on and off throughout the day, from St Ives you can take the Land’s End Coaster to St Just, Land’s End, Porthcurno, Newlwyn, Penzance and Marazion, enabling you to explore west Penwith. This service runs hourly from May to September and two hourly October to May.
Coming soon is also a brand new Coaster bus, named the ‘Atlantic Coaster’, which will tour from St Ives through Hayle, Portreath, St Agnes, Newquay and Padstow along 46 miles of incredible coastline! Much the same as the Land’s End Coaster, this will be an open top experience enabling you to hop on and off, adventuring Cornwall to your heart’s content! Details on this will be shared as soon as available!
If you are parking at the St Ives Rugby Club there is a shuttle bus which runs passengers from the club down to the Tate Gallery alongside Porthmeor beach, as well as the return journey! This seasonal shuttle bus runs every 10-15 minutes from 10am and at a return cost of only £2 this is a great option for those parked near the top end of the town who would rather not attempt the hills! Dogs are also welcome!