There are 5 ways to get from Cheltenham to Bala by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Wrexham General
  3. Take the bus from Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) T3

$79 - $113

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Bus  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester
  3. Take the bus from Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) T3

$39 - $46

3 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 45 min

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

$90 - $133

Bus, train  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester, Bus Station to Hereford, Railway Station (Railway Station entrance) 33
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Wrexham General
  3. Take the bus from Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) T3

$52 - $74

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Bala 136.6 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Bala. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Chester, Foregate Street Stop DD (McDonalds) and Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 32 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Bala is 95 miles. The road distance is 136.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Bala without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Cheltenham to Bala, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Bala is to train which takes 6 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 32 min.

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Cheltenham to Bala bus services, operated by Lloyds Coaches, arrive at Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Bala is 137 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to drive from Cheltenham to Bala.

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There are 461+ hotels available in Bala. Prices start at $105 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Bala.
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  • Distance: 95.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 1 min

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Bala, Wales?

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Bala via Birmingham New Street, Machynlleth, Machynlleth, Bus Depot (Machynlleth Railway Station), and Dolgellau, Sgw�r Eldon Square (Arced Idris) in around 6 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Bala via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Chester, Chester, Foregate Street Stop DD (McDonalds), and Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) in around 8 h 32 min.

Train operators
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Wrexham General
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Birmingham New Street to Machynlleth
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
First Anytime Day Single
$65 - $100
Train from Hereford to Wrexham General
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Bus operators
Lloyds Coaches
Phone
+44 1654 702100
Email
info@lloydscoaches.com
Website
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Wrexham, Watery Road Level Crossing to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Bus from Wrexham, Bus Station (Wrexham Bus Station) to Bala, The Bull (Bala War Memorial)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
lloydscoaches.com
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester, Bus Station to Hereford, Railway Station (Railway Station entrance)
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com

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