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

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Train, taxi  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Gobowen
  3. Take a taxi from Gobowen to Bala

$171 - $235

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Train, line 70 bus, bus  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the line 70 bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station to Oswestry, Bear Hotel 70 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Oswestry, Bear Hotel to Llangynog, Car Park 79A

Bus, line 70 bus, taxi  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the line 70 bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station to Oswestry, Bear Hotel 70 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Oswestry, Bear Hotel to Llangynog, Car Park 79A
  5. Take a taxi from Llangynog, Car Park to Bala

Drive  •  2h 26m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Bala 136.6 miles

$29 - $45

Train, fly, taxi  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Chester (CEG) BRS - CEG
  3. Take a taxi from Chester to Bala

$264 - $435

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Bala is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Bala is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 26m.

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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 taxi which takes 3h 39m and costs £130 - £190.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Cheltenham to Bala, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Chester Airport is the direct flight which takes 45m.

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

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Germania offers flights from Bristol Airport to Chester Airport.

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There are 469+ hotels available in Bala. Prices start at $71 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: 3h 39m

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

There is no direct connection from Cheltenham to Bala. However, you can take the train to Birmingham New Street, take the train to Gobowen, then take the taxi to Bala. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cheltenham to Bala via Birmingham New Street, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, Bus Station, Oswestry, Bear Hotel, and Llangynog, Car Park in around 5h 24m.

Airlines
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Bristol to Chester
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $210
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 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
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Gobowen
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $27
First Anytime Day Single
$27 - $40
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $45
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
Bus operators
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station to Oswestry, Bear Hotel
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Tanat Valley
Phone
01691 780212
Email
info@tanat.co.uk
Website
tanat.co.uk
Bus from Oswestry, Bear Hotel to Llangynog, Car Park
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
tanat.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
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Other operators
Taxi from Gobowen to Bala
Ave. Duration
40m
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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