COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply. Learn More.
Duration 7h 4m
Distance 331.5 miles
Average price £290
Frequency 13/day

Trip overview

The average train between Cheltenham and Rutherglen takes 7h 4m and the fastest train takes 5h 20m. There is a train service every few hours from Cheltenham to Rutherglen. 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 Preston

  1. Cheltenham Spa
  2. Birmingham New Street
  3. Preston
  4. Rutherglen
6h 12m
Bookable on Rome2rio
£123 - £507

Cheltenham to Rutherglen train times

Trains run hourly between Cheltenham and Rutherglen. The earliest departure is at 17:15 in the afternoon, and the last departure from Cheltenham is at 21:59 which arrives into Rutherglen at 13:34. All services require a transfer, and take on average 7h 4m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Cheltenham to Rutherglen? 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.

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions may still be in place within United Kingdom. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for United Kingdom.

Learn More.

No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Rutherglen. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Rutherglen via Birmingham New Street, Preston and Glasgow Central Low Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 12m.

More details

The distance between Cheltenham and Rutherglen is 287 miles. The road distance is 331.5 miles.

Get driving directions

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

More details

Cheltenham to Rutherglen train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Glasgow Central station.

More details

Book your Cheltenham to Rutherglen train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

There are 800+ hotels available in Rutherglen. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details

What companies run services between Cheltenham and Rutherglen?

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Rutherglen via Birmingham New Street, Preston, Glasgow Central, and Glasgow Central Low Level in around 6h 12m.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Twice daily
Estimated price
£170 - £420

Get the Rome2rio app

Find the best way to get from A to B, anywhere in the world, on your mobile or tablet.

Compare your options: plane, train, bus, car, ferry, bike share, driving and walking directions all in one search.

Learn more about our apps