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Duration 2h 57m
Distance 124.5 miles
Average price £140
Frequency 17/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cheltenham and Chester takes 2h 57m and the fastest train takes 2h 21m. There is a train service every few hours from Cheltenham to Chester. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train via Crewe

  1. Cheltenham Spa
  2. Birmingham New Street
  3. Chester
3h 9m
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£59 - £280

Cheltenham to Chester train times

Trains run hourly between Cheltenham and Chester. The earliest departure is at 10:11 in the morning, and the last departure from Cheltenham is at 22:50 which arrives into Chester at 06:43. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 57m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Cheltenham to Chester? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Chester. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Chester via Birmingham New Street and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 9m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Chester is 96 miles. The road distance is 124.5 miles.

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Cheltenham to Chester train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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Cheltenham to Chester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Crewe station.

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What companies run services between Cheltenham and Chester?

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Chester via Birmingham New Street and Crewe in around 3h 9m.
Train operators
CrossCountry
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £130

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