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There are 9 ways to get from Cheltenham to Alicante by train, plane, bus, car ferry, car or car train

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 to Bristol, fly  •  6h 12m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Alicante (ALC) BRS - ALC

$80 - $260

Cheapest option

Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6h 25m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Alicante (ALC) BHX - ALC

$76 - $350

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Train to East Midlands, fly  •  7h 36m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Derby
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Alicante (ALC) EMA - ALC

$89 - $243

Train to Manchester, fly  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Alicante (ALC) MAN - ALC

$107 - $277

Train, bus  •  32h 27m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar Est
  4. Take the bus from Lille to Castellón de la Plana
  5. Take the train from Castello de la Plana to Alacant-Terminal Em / ...

$306 - $495

Train, car ferry  •  33h 47m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Take the train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin A
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Alacant-Terminal Ave / ...

$269 - $634

Drive, car ferry  •  31h 41m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Plymouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
  3. Drive from Santander to Alicante

$214 - $559

Bus  •  37h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
  3. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Valencia
  4. Take the bus from Valencia to Alicante

$116 - $216

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  22h 16m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Est / ...
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Nîmes Tgv
  5. Take the train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants Tgv / ...
  6. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar R1
  7. Drive from Malgrat de Mar to Alicante

$522 - $642

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Alicante is to train and fly which costs £55 - £270 and takes 6h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Alicante is to train and fly which costs £60 - £200 and takes 6h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Alicante. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Alicante via Londres Victoria Coach Station, Zaragoza and Valencia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 46m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Alicante is 945 miles.

The best way to get from Cheltenham to Alicante without a car is to train and bus which takes 32h 27m and costs £230 - £380.

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It takes approximately 6h 12m to get from Cheltenham to Alicante, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Alicante Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Cheltenham to Alicante bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Alicante station.

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Alicante is 1h ahead of Cheltenham. It is currently 5:55 AM in Cheltenham and 6:55 AM in Alicante.

Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 945.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 12m

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Alicante, Spain?

You can take a bus from Cheltenham to Alicante via London Victoria Coach Station, Londres Victoria Coach Station, Zaragoza, and Valencia in around 37h 46m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Bristol to Alicante via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from East Midlands to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Manchester to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Manchester to Alicante via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Manchester to Alicante via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Alicante via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Manchester to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Manchester to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Alicante via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Alicante via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Alicante via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Manchester to Alicante via Cork
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Manchester to Alicante via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Alicante via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Alicante via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Flights from East Midlands to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Manchester to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Manchester to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Manchester to Alicante via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $7,500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $700
Flights from Manchester to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Thomas Cook
Website
thomascookairlines.com
Flights from Manchester to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37m
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 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 Derby
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
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
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $110
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$50 - $140
Premier
$120 - $170
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$30 - $55
Premier
$63 - $66
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Castello de la Plana to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $30
1st Class
$27 - $45
Train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$170 - $190
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$170 - $190
1st Class
$220 - $330
Train from Nîmes to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
renfe.com
Bus operators
Starbus
Phone
+34 (0) 963 49 67 67
Email
comercial@starbus.es
Website
starbus.es
Bus from Lille to Castellón de la Plana
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$145
Schedules at
starbus.es
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with three types of tickets on offer - Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass, along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Londres Victoria Coach Station to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
25h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Valencia to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Autobuses Jimenez
Phone
+34 (0) 941 202 777
Email
infoweb@autobusesjimenez.com
Website
autobusesjimenez.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Valencia
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
autobusesjimenez.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Valence - bus station to Alicante - bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Brittany Ferries
Phone
0330 159 7000
Email
reservations@brittanyferries.com
Website
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Car ferry from Plymouth to Santander
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360

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BMI Regional, Brussels Airlines, Aer Lingus and four other airlines offer flights from Bristol Airport to Alicante Airport.

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