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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  4h 20m

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

$103 - $164

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Bus  •  6h 40m

  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 Coach Station, Chorlton St to Accrington

$25 - $37

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Victoria to Accrington

$75 - $115

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Accrington 157.2 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Accrington is to bus which costs £19 - £29 and takes 6h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Accrington is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2h 37m.

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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 via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 40m.

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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 4h 20m.

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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 which takes 4h 20m and costs £75 - £130.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m 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 4h 20m and costs £75 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £29 and takes 6h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Accrington.
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  • Distance: 129.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 20m

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 4h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Accrington via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St in around 6h 40m.

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
42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
National Express
Bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Accrington
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express

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

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

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

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