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

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Train via London  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to White Notley

£66 - £113

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Bus  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Braintree National Express / ...

£30 - £51

2 alternative options

Train  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Stansted Airport

£73 - £111

Drive  •  2h 37m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Essex 147.7 miles

£24 - £35

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Essex is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 2h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Essex is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 2h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Essex. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Black Notley, Bulford Lane via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Braintree, Tesco East Store and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 23m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Essex is 114 miles. The road distance is 147.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Essex without a car is to train via London which takes 4h 10m and costs £65 - £120.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Cheltenham to Essex, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Essex is to train via London which takes 4h 10m and costs £65 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £55 and takes 6h 23m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Essex is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2h 37m to drive from Cheltenham to Essex.

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  • Distance: 114.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 10m

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Essex via London Paddington, Lancaster Gate station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 4h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Essex via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Braintree, Tesco East Store, and Braintree Town Centre, Bus Park in around 6h 23m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £90
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£26 - £40
Advanced Single
£28 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £90
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£65 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Single
£65 - £110
Off-Peak Single
£65 - £100
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£14 - £24
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National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Braintree
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£13 - £21
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National Express

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