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

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Recommended option

Train CrossCountry  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads

$43 - $95

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Bath City Centre, James Street West 37 / ...

$11 - $15

2 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bath Spa

$30 - $65

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Bath 55.7 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Bath is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Bath is to train which costs £30 - £75 and takes 1 h 1 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Bath is 38 miles. The road distance is 55.7 miles.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Bath. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Bath City Centre, James Street West via Bristol, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Bath Spa. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Bath, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Cheltenham to Bath hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Bath via Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Bristol, Bus Station in around 2 h 3 min.

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
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 Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $28
Advanced Single
$19 - $28
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $60
Bus operators

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