There are 3 ways to get from Cheltenham to Launceston by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Plymouth
  2. Take the bus from Pennycomequick, Railway Station to Launceston, Tesco 12

$89 - $127

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from Cabot Circus to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Pennycomequick, Railway Station to Launceston, Westgate Street 12

$55 - $58

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Launceston 158.7 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Launceston. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Launceston, Westgate Street via Cabot Circus and Pennycomequick, Railway Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Launceston is 132 miles. The road distance is 158.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Launceston without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 27 min to get from Cheltenham to Launceston, including transfers.

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

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Cheltenham to Launceston bus services, operated by Plymouth Citybus, arrive at Launceston, Westgate Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Launceston is 159 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 35 min to drive from Cheltenham to Launceston.

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There are 779+ hotels available in Launceston. Prices start at $106 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Launceston.
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  • Distance: 132.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 27 min

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

You can take a bus from Cheltenham to Launceston via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Cabot Circus, Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station, and Pennycomequick, Railway Station in around 7 h 20 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Bus operators
Plymouth Citybus
Phone
01752 662271
Email
customer.services@plymouthbus.co.uk
Website
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Pennycomequick, Railway Station to Launceston, Tesco
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
Bus from Pennycomequick, Railway Station to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
plymouthbus.co.uk
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach South West
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cabot Circus to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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