There are 13 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.

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Train to Bristol, fly  •  6 h 4 min

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

$95 - $262

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Train to Birmingham, fly  •  6 h 26 min

  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  •  7 h 33 min

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

$89 - $243

Train to Cardiff, fly  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Alicante (ALC) CWL - ALC

$98 - $275

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
  2. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Alicante (ALC) LGW - ALC

$112 - $563

Train, train to London Stansted, fly  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
  2. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Alicante (ALC) STN - ALC

$122 - $763

Train, train to Southend, fly  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
  2. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport
  4. Fly from Southend (SEN) to Alicante (ALC) SEN - ALC

$120 - $414

Train, bus  •  32 h 27 min

  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 via Madrid-Puerta de Atocha  •  33 h 18 min

  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

Train, car ferry  •  33 h 30 min

  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 Alacant-Terminal A

$258 - $605

Bus  •  37 h 46 min

  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

$131 - $216

Drive, car ferry  •  33 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Portsmouth
  2. Take the car ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao
  3. Drive from Bilbao to Alicante

$254 - $824

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  22 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe Tgv / ...
  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

$538 - $662

Questions & Answers

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 37 h 46 min.

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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 32 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min 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 2 h 20 min.

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

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Alicante is 1 h ahead of Cheltenham. It is currently 2:56 AM in Cheltenham and 3:56 AM in Alicante.

KLM, Transavia Holland, Ryanair and easyJet offer flights from Bristol Airport to Alicante Airport.

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There are 1878+ hotels available in Alicante. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Alicante.
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  • Distance: 945.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

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 37 h 46 min.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Bristol to Alicante via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $380
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Dublin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from East Midlands to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $1,300
Flights from London Stansted to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $700
Flights from London Stansted to Alicante via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$35 - $700
Flights from London Stansted to Alicante via Bremen
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$35 - $700
Flights from London Stansted to Alicante via Karlsruhe/Baden Baden
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $700
Flights from Southend to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Alicante via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $1,000
Flights from London Stansted to Alicante via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Southend to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Flights from East Midlands to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from London Stansted to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $1,100
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $1,300
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $950
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $440
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Alicante via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Cardiff to Alicante via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $700
Flights from Cardiff to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $900
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $950
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Alicante via Cork
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
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
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
1 h 32 min
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 Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $110
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
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 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
Train from Swindon to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Lille Europe Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
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
28 min
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
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Madrid-Chamartin
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
renfe.com
Train from Santander to Alacant-Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $30
1st Class
$43 - $45
Train from Lille Europe to Nîmes
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
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
3 h 26 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$75 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $150
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
28 min
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
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
en.oui.sncf
Barcelona Cercanías (RENFE)
Phone
900 41 00 41
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malgrat de Mar
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
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
23 h
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
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
25 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Valencia to Alicante
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
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
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
autobusesjimenez.com
Book at
grupo-jimenez.com
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
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$80 - $110
Car
$250 - $360
Car ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao
Ave. Duration
23 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Schedules at
brittany-ferries.co.uk
Adult
$140 - $170
Car
$450 - $650

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