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

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Train via Bristol  •  4h 6m

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

£76 - £235

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Bus  •  6h 56m

  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 STANSTED Airport London National Express

£18 - £24

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 21m

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

£64 - £130

Train #2  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Stansted Airport

£100 - £253

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Essex 147.9 miles

£24 - £40

Cheltenham → Essex
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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Essex is to bus which costs £17 - £25 and takes 6h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Essex is to drive which costs £24 - £40 and takes 2h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Essex. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Cressing, Polecat Road via HEATHROW Airport London T2,3, Stansted Airport, Coach Station and Braintree Town Centre, Fairfield Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Essex. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at White Notley via Bristol Parkway, Lancaster Gate station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 6m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Essex is 114 miles. The road distance is 147.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Essex without a car is to train via Bristol which takes 4h 6m and costs £75 - £240.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m 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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Cheltenham to Essex train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Essex is to train via Bristol which takes 4h 6m and costs £75 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £25 and takes 6h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Essex.
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  • Distance: 114.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 6m

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Essex via Bristol Parkway, London Paddington, Lancaster Gate station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 4h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Essex via HEATHROW Airport London T2,3, Stansted Airport, Coach Station, Braintree Town Centre, Manor Street, and Braintree Town Centre, Fairfield Rd in around 6h 56m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £35
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£90 - £250
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£90 - £120
Anytime Day 1st Class
£170 - £250
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £35
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£15 - £19
Anytime Day 1st Class
£26 - £35
Train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £95
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£40 - £50
Anytime Day 1st Class
£70 - £95
Train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £100
Website
gwr.com
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £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
£6 - £9
Website
National Express
Bus from HEATHROW Airport London T2,3 to STANSTED Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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Cheltenham to Essex bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at STANSTED Airport London station.

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Cheltenham to Essex train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at White Notley station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Essex is 148 miles. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Cheltenham to Essex.

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