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

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 33 min

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

$107 - $175

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Bus  •  6 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 Lancaster National Express

$23 - $31

2 alternative options

Train via Manchester Piccadilly  •  3 h 52 min

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

$80 - $124

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Lancaster 173.2 miles

$35 - $55

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Lancaster via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Lancaster via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Lancaster is 152 miles. The road distance is 173.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Lancaster without a car is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Cheltenham to Lancaster, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Lancaster is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 35 min.

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

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Cheltenham to Lancaster train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Lancaster station.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Lancaster.
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  • Distance: 152.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Lancaster via Birmingham New Street in around 3 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Lancaster via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 6 h 35 min.

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
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Virgin West Coast Trains
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
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 Lancaster
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Lancaster is 173 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from Cheltenham to Lancaster.

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