There are 4 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

$75 - $120

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Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...

$58 - $69

2 alternative options

Train via Birmingham New Street  •  4 h 17 min

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

$102 - $154

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 £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Cambridge is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 15 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 train from Cheltenham Spa to Cambridge takes 3 h 47 min including transfers and departs six times a week.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Cambridge Parkside via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 10 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. The journey takes approximately 3 h 47 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 $75 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Cambridge via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 in around 5 h 10 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
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $120
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
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
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
nationalexpress.com

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