There are 11 ways to get from Cheltenham to Gretna Green by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 25 min

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

$151 - $242

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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

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

$32 - $41

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Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle

$112 - $171

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Gretna Green 249.2 miles

$50 - $80

Train to Bristol, fly to Newcastle, train  •  6 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Newcastle (NCL) BRS - NCL
  3. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$107 - $284

Train to Bristol, fly to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Glasgow (GLA) BRS - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$121 - $303

Train to Birmingham, fly to Glasgow, train  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) BHX - GLA
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle

$122 - $371

Train to Bristol, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Edinburgh (EDI) BRS - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$132 - $315

Train to Birmingham, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHX - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$133 - $383

Train to East Midlands, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Derby
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Edinburgh (EDI) EMA - EDI
  3. Take the train from Haymarket to Carlisle

$141 - $357

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Newcastle  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
  2. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newcastle (NCL) LHR - NCL
  4. Take the train from Newcastle to Carlisle

$182 - $495

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Gretna, Central Avenue via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters (opposite Pizza Express). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Gretna Green. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Gretna Green via Birmingham New Street and Carlisle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Gretna Green is 219 miles. The road distance is 249.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Gretna Green without a car is to train which takes 5 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Cheltenham to Gretna Green, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Gretna Green is to train which takes 5 h 25 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Newcastle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Cheltenham to Gretna Green bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Gretna Green.
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  • Distance: 219.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 25 min

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Gretna Green, Scotland?

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Gretna Green via Birmingham New Street and Carlisle in around 5 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Gretna Green via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Carlisle, and Carlisle, Eaten by Monsters (opposite Pizza Express) in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from East Midlands to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Newcastle via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Bristol to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Birmingham to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Flights from Bristol to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Birmingham to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$60 - $100
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Derby
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
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
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Day Single
$110 - $180
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $30
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Train from Glasgow Central to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Train from Haymarket to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
ScotRail
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
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 London Paddington
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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
1 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Carlisle
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Cheltenham to Gretna Green train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Carlisle station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Gretna Green is 249 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to drive from Cheltenham to Gretna Green.

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easyJet offers flights from Bristol Airport to Newcastle Airport.

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There are 206+ hotels available in Gretna Green. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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