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

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Train via Crewe  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe

$68 - $142

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Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester National Express

$18 - $25

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Chester

$68 - $141

Bus, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester, Bus Station to Hereford, Railway Station (Railway Station entrance) 33
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Chester

$44 - $72

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Chester 124.5 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Chester is to bus which costs £13 - £20 and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Chester is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Chester. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Chester via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h.

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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 2 h 41 min.

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Chester without a car is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs £50 - £110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to get from Cheltenham to Chester, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Chester bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham station.

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Chester is to train which takes 2 h 41 min and costs £50 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £20 and takes 4 h.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Chester.
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  • Distance: 96 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 41 min

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Chester via Birmingham New Street and Crewe in around 2 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Chester via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 4 h.

Train operators
CrossCountry
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
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $85
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Train from Hereford to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
First Anytime Day Single
$60 - $90
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 Cheltenham to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester, Bus Station to Hereford, Railway Station (Railway Station entrance)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Chester is 124 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from Cheltenham to Chester.

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