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

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Train  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Christchurch

$77 - $137

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Bus  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham, Promenade to Swindon, Bus Station 51
  2. Take the bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row X5
  3. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Boscombe, Centenary Way X3

$35

2 alternative options

Train via Reading  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Brockenhurst

$92 - $170

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Christchurch 118.5 miles

$25 - $40

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Christchurch. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham, Promenade and arriving at Christchurch, Bargates via Swindon, Bus Station, Salisbury, Blue Boar Row and Boscombe, Sovereign Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Christchurch. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Christchurch via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Christchurch is 82 miles. The road distance is 118.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Christchurch without a car is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Cheltenham to Christchurch, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Christchurch bus services, operated by Stagecoach West, depart from Cheltenham, Promenade station.

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Cheltenham to Christchurch train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Christchurch is to train which takes 3 h 49 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 27 min.

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Cheltenham to Christchurch bus services, operated by More Bus, arrive at Boscombe, Centenary Way station.

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Cheltenham to Christchurch train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Christchurch station.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Christchurch.
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  • Distance: 81.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Christchurch, Dorset, England?

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Christchurch via Southampton Central in around 3 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Christchurch via Swindon, Bus Station, Salisbury, Blue Boar Row, Boscombe, Centenary Way, and Boscombe, Sovereign Centre in around 6 h 27 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $45
Train from Swindon to Reading
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $40
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
Train from Reading to Brockenhurst
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cheltenham, Promenade to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Boscombe, Centenary Way
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Christchurch is 118 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 4 min to drive from Cheltenham to Christchurch.

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