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There are 3 ways to get from Cheltenham to Cardiff Central Station by train or car

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Train  •  1h 10m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central

$25 - $65

2 alternative options

Train via Bristol Parkway  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central

$39 - $87

Drive  •  1h 11m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Cardiff Central Station 68.6 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Cardiff Central Station is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Cardiff Central Station is to train which costs £19 - £50 and takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Cardiff Central. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 10m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Cardiff Central Station is 56 miles. The road distance is 68.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Cardiff Central Station without a car is to train which takes 1h 10m and costs £19 - £50.

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The train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central takes 1h 10m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Cheltenham to Cardiff Central Station train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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Cheltenham to Cardiff Central Station train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Cardiff Central Station is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1h 11m to drive from Cheltenham to Cardiff Central Station.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Cardiff Central Station.
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  • Distance: 55.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 10m

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Cardiff Central Station, Wales?

CrossCountry operates a train from Cheltenham to Cardiff Central Station hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 1h 10m. Arriva Trains Wales also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $19
Advanced Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Day Single
$18 - $35

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