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There are 5 ways to get from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly

£67 - £197

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Airport National Express

£11 - £15

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Train, night bus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the night bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Manchester Airport The Station M11

£47 - £137

Drive  •  2h 3m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport 124 miles

£21 - £35

Train, fly  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN

£94 - £384

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport is to bus which costs £11 - £15 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Manchester Airport via BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 40m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Manchester Airport is 102 miles. The road distance is 124 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport without a car is to train which takes 2h 40m and costs £65 - £200.

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It takes approximately 2h 40m to get from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport is to train which takes 2h 40m and costs £65 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £15 and takes 4h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport.
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  • Distance: 102.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 40m

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Manchester Airport, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly every 2 hours. Tickets cost £60 - £180 and the journey takes 2h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport via BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth in around 4h 20m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £400
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £360
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£60 - £180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £75
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £180
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
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 BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Night bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £22
Website
Megabus UK

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Cheltenham to Manchester Airport train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Manchester Airport is 124 miles. It takes approximately 2h 3m to drive from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport.

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Japan Airlines and British Airways offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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