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

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Train, bus  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Plymouth
  2. Take the bus from Pennycomequick, station to Launceston, Westgate Street 12

Cheapest option

Train  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Exeter St Davids
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Okehampton

$79 - $123

3 alternative options

Train, bus Stagecoach South West  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from Pennycomequick, station to Launceston, Westgate Street 12

Bus  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express
  2. Take the bus from Pennycomequick, station to Launceston, Westgate Street 12

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Launceston 158.7 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Launceston is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Launceston is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Launceston. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham, Promenade and arriving at Launceston, Westgate Street via Gloucester and Pennycomequick, station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 2m.

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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 4h 40m and costs .

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Cheltenham to Launceston, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Launceston is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs £60 - £95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8h 2m.

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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 2h 35m to drive from Cheltenham to Launceston.

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  • Distance: 132.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 40m

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Launceston via Exeter St Davids, Okehampton, and Okehampton, West Street in around 5h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Launceston via Gloucester, Market Parade, Gloucester, Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way, and Pennycomequick, station in around 8h 2m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Plymouth
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $110
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Exeter St Davids
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Exeter St Davids to Okehampton
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$9 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bristol International Airport, Airport Terminal to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$33
Website
Stagecoach South West
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 Gloucester to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express

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