There are 5 ways to get from Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport (EMA) by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Long Eaton

$56 - $83

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Bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) Skylink Leicester Derby

$15 - $20

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Derby
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) Skylink Leicester Derby

$53 - $79

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport (EMA) 91.7 miles

$19 - $29

Towncar  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take a town car from Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport 91.7 miles

$190 - $270

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport (EMA). However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) via St Margaret's Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 72 miles. The road distance is 91.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport (EMA) without a car is to train which takes 2 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to get from Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport (EMA), including transfers.

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Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport (EMA) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to train which takes 2 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 19 min.

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Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport (EMA) bus services, operated by Kinchbus, arrive at East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport (EMA).

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport (EMA).
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  • Distance: 71.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 9 min

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and East Midlands Airport (EMA), England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport (EMA) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 1 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport (EMA) via Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and St Margaret's Bus Station in around 4 h 19 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals)
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113)
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Cheltenham to East Midlands Airport
Estimated price
$190 - $270

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