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There are 4 ways to get from Cheltenham to Chester by train, bus or car

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Train via Crewe  •  2h 33m

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

£56 - £280

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Bus  •  4h 10m

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

£11 - £15

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 41m

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

£62 - £235

Drive  •  2h 15m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Chester 124.5 miles

£21 - £35

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Chester is to bus which costs £11 - £15 and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Chester is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Chester. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Chester via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Chester. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Chester via Birmingham New Street and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 33m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Chester is 96 miles. The road distance is 124.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Chester without a car is to train via Crewe which takes 2h 33m and costs £55 - £280.

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It takes approximately 2h 33m to get from Cheltenham to Chester, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Chester is to train via Crewe which takes 2h 33m and costs £55 - £280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £15 and takes 4h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Chester.
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  • Distance: 96 miles
  • Duration: 2h 33m

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Chester via Birmingham New Street and Crewe in around 2h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Chester via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 4h 10m.

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
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£35 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£85 - £130
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£19 - £70
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £70
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £120
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£16 - £22
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £22
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£29 - £45
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £60
Website
tfw.wales
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
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Chester
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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

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Cheltenham to Chester train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Crewe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Chester is 125 miles. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Cheltenham to Chester.

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