There are 4 ways to get from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 35 min

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

$90 - $139

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Aberystwyth National Express

$23 - $31

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station) T1c

$84 - $106

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth 124.5 miles

$26 - $40

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Aberystwyth, Wales?

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth via Birmingham New Street in around 4 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth via Birmingham in around 6 h 5 min.

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
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$45 - $70
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
First Anytime Day Single
$85 - $130
Bus operators
New Adventure Travel
Phone
+44 29 2044 2040
Email
sales@natgroup.co.uk
Website
natgroup.co.uk
Bus from Cardiff, Customhouse Street (Old Customhouse) to Aberystwyth, Bus Station Stand 7 (Aberystwyth Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cheltenham to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth?

The distance between Cheltenham and Aberystwyth is 148 km. The road distance is 199 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth?

The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth is to bus which costs £16 - £23 and takes 6 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth?

The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth is to drive which takes 2 h 38 min and costs £19 - £28.

Is there a direct train between Cheltenham and Aberystwyth?

No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Aberystwyth via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

Is there a direct bus between Cheltenham and Aberystwyth?

No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Aberystwyth via Birmingham. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

How long does it take to get from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth?

It takes approximately 4 h 35 min to get from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth, including transfers.