There are 5 ways to get from Bedford to Cheltenham by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

$82 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point M4) C1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) to Gloucester Green Bus Station X5
  3. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) to Royal Well Bus Station 853

$35 - $40

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Central Railway Station C1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

$81 - $133

Bus National Express  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Cheltenham National Express

$52 - $66

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Cheltenham 92 miles

$19 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1 h 41 min.

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The distance between Bedford and Cheltenham is 71 miles. The road distance is 92 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Bedford to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station (Bedford Bus Station) and arriving at Cheltenham via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bedford to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Bedford and arriving at Cheltenham Spa via Leicester and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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What companies run services between Bedford, England and Cheltenham, England?

You can take a train from Bedford to Cheltenham via Leicester and Birmingham New Street in around 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Cheltenham via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, and London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 in around 5 h 42 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to Leicester
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point M4)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Cheltenham
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buckingham, High Street (The Grand Junction PH) to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) to Royal Well Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk

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