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

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Train  •  2 h 52 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

$94 - $148

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Bus  •  5 h 38 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

$38 - $41

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 34 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

$69 - $134

Bus National Express  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Heathrow Central Bus Station 230 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Cheltenham National Express

$52 - $66

Drive  •  1 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Cheltenham 92 miles

$19 - $29

Questions & Answers

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 Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway and Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 23 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 52 min.

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

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The best way to get from Bedford to Cheltenham without a car is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Bedford to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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Bedford to Cheltenham bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway station.

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Bedford to Cheltenham train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Bedford station.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Cheltenham is to train which takes 2 h 52 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 23 min.

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Bedford to Cheltenham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cheltenham station.

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Bedford to Cheltenham train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cheltenham Spa station.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Cheltenham.
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  • Distance: 70.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Cheltenham via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, Heathrow Central Bus Station, and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 5 h 23 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
Uno
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
unobus.info
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
unobus.info
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 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 20 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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Yes, the driving distance between Bedford to Cheltenham is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 41 min to drive from Bedford to Cheltenham.

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