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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 47 min

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

$104 - $179

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Bus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Blackpool National Express

$23 - $31

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North

$81 - $121

Train via Liverpool Lime Street  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street
  3. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North

$91 - $133

Drive  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Blackpool 170.8 miles

$35 - $55

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Blackpool via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Blackpool. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Blackpool North via Birmingham New Street and Preston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 47 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Blackpool is 139 miles. The road distance is 170.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Blackpool without a car is to train which takes 3 h 47 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to get from Cheltenham to Blackpool, including transfers.

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

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Cheltenham to Blackpool train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Blackpool is to train which takes 3 h 47 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 5 min.

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Cheltenham to Blackpool bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Blackpool station.

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Cheltenham to Blackpool train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Preston station.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Blackpool.
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  • Distance: 139.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Blackpool via Birmingham New Street and Preston in around 3 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Blackpool via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 7 h 5 min.

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
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Virgin West Coast Trains
Northern Rail
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Bus operators
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 Blackpool
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Blackpool is 171 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to drive from Cheltenham to Blackpool.

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