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

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Train, bus  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) to Accrington, Warner Street (Abbey Street) X41

$73 - $104

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Bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
  3. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) to Accrington, Warner Street (Abbey Street) X41

$28 - $35

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 22 min

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

$104 - $166

Drive  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Accrington 157.2 miles

$30 - $50

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Accrington. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Accrington, Warner Street (Abbey Street) via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Accrington. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Accrington via Birmingham New Street and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Accrington is 129 miles. The road distance is 157.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Accrington without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Cheltenham to Accrington, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Accrington is to train which takes 4 h 22 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 15 min.

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Cheltenham to Accrington bus services, operated by The Blackburn Bus Compan, arrive at Accrington, Warner Street (Abbey Street) station.

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Cheltenham to Accrington train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Preston station.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Accrington.
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  • Distance: 129.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Accrington via Birmingham New Street and Preston in around 4 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Accrington via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, and Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) in around 6 h 15 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
The Blackburn Bus Compan
Phone
01254 670 583
Email
hello@blackburnbus.co.uk
Website
lancashirebus.co.uk
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Chorlton St (Boulton House) to Accrington, Warner Street (Abbey Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
lancashirebus.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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Accrington is 157 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to drive from Cheltenham to Accrington.

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