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

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Train  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Cambridge

$80 - $120

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Bus National Express  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...

$54 - $64

3 alternative options

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  4 h 19 min

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

$102 - $155

Bus Stagecoach in Bedford  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East 853
  2. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside X5

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Cambridge 121.1 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Cambridge is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Cambridge is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham station to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Royal Well Bus Station and arriving at Cambridge, Parkside via Gloucester Green Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 37 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Cambridge. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 47 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Cambridge is 96 miles. The road distance is 121.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 3 h 47 min and costs £60 - £95.

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The train from Cheltenham Spa to Cambridge takes 3 h 47 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Cambridge is to train which takes 3 h 47 min and costs £60 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 96.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 47 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Cheltenham to Cambridge 6 times a week. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Cambridge via Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East and Gloucester Green Bus Station in around 5 h 37 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$80 - $120
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 Birmingham New Street to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$60 - $90
Bus operators
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com

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

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Cheltenham to Cambridge train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cambridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Cambridge is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to drive from Cheltenham to Cambridge.

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