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

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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

$82 - $129

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Bus  •  6 h 5 min

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

$21 - $28

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 4 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

$60 - $97

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth 124.5 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth is to bus which costs £16 - £22 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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

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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.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Aberystwyth is 93 miles. The road distance is 124.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth without a car is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs £60 - £110.

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth is to train which takes 4 h 35 min and costs £60 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £22 and takes 6 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth.
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  • Distance: 92.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 35 min

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 Coach Station, Digbeth 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
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
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 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
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
$35
Schedules at
natgroup.co.uk
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cheltenham to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Aberystwyth
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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Cheltenham to Aberystwyth train services, operated by Arriva Trains Wales, arrive at Aberystwyth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Aberystwyth is 124 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to drive from Cheltenham to Aberystwyth.

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The nearest airport to Aberystwyth is Anglesey (VLY) Airport which is 60.9 miles away. Other nearby airports include Bristol (BRS) (92.6 miles), Birmingham (BHX) (99.6 miles), Manchester (MAN) (100.5 miles) and Dublin (DUB) (114.6 miles).

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There are 388+ hotels available in Aberystwyth. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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