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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
  2. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington

$76 - $150

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Bus National Express  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station National Express

$23 - $30

3 alternative options

Train via Reading  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Redhill

$75 - $131

Bus via Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6)  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6) 853
  2. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Croydon, Delta Point X26

$32 - $39

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Caterham 117.2 miles

$25 - $40

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Caterham station. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Caterham Valley (Caterham Station) via London Victoria Coach Station, Mitcham, Downe Road Mitcham Library and Purley Downlands Precinct. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 4 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Caterham is 96 miles. The road distance is 117.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Caterham without a car is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from Cheltenham to Caterham, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Caterham is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 4 min.

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Cheltenham to Caterham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Caterham is 117 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to drive from Cheltenham to Caterham.

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There are 396+ hotels available in Caterham. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Caterham.
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  • Distance: 96.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 8 min

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Caterham via Swindon, London Paddington, Paddington Underground Station, Victoria Underground Station, London Victoria, and East Croydon in around 3 h 8 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cheltenham to Caterham every 2 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $17 and the journey takes 3 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 Swindon
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
Train from Swindon to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Reading to Redhill
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
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 (Stop C6)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Croydon, Delta Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk

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