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

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Train via Birmingham New Street  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

$135 - $218

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Bus  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cheltenham National Express / ...

$20 - $48

3 alternative options

Train Great Western Railway  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa

$99 - $167

Train, bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to London Victoria
  2. Take the bus from Victoria Station Oxford Tube to Gloucester Green Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) to Royal Well Bus Station 853

$64 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Cheltenham 169.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Cheltenham is to bus which costs £15 - £40 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £27 - £40 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Cheltenham via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Cheltenham Spa via London Euston and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Cheltenham is 143 miles. The road distance is 169.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Cheltenham without a car is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs £100 - £170.

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Canterbury to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Cheltenham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop).

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Canterbury to Cheltenham train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Canterbury West station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Cheltenham is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs £100 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £40 and takes 5 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Cheltenham.
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  • Distance: 143.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Cheltenham via St Pancras International, London Euston, and Birmingham New Street in around 3 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Cheltenham via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals and London Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 20 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Canterbury East to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
Bus operators
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 Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cheltenham
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Canterbury to London
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Victoria Station Oxford Tube to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$19
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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Canterbury to Cheltenham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cheltenham station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Canterbury to Cheltenham is 170 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Canterbury to Cheltenham.

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There are 638+ hotels available in Cheltenham. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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