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

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Train  •  3h 49m

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

$76 - $135

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Train via Bristol Temple Meads  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Christchurch

$74 - $147

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 17m

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

Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Christchurch 118.5 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Christchurch is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Christchurch is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2h 4m.

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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, Town Centre via Swindon, Bus Station, Salisbury, Blue Boar Row and Boscombe, Sovereign Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 17m.

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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 3h 49m.

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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 3h 49m and costs £55 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m 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 3h 49m and costs £55 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 17m.

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

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 3h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Christchurch via Swindon, Bus Station, Salisbury, Friends Provident, Salisbury, Blue Boar Row, Boscombe, Centenary Way, and Boscombe, Sovereign Centre in around 6h 17m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
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 Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cheltenham, Promenade to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Friends Provident
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
More Bus
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Email
enquiries@morebus.co.uk
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Boscombe, Centenary Way
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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

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