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

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Train  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly

$66 - $102

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Bus  •  4h

  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

$16 - $22

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Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport 124 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport is to bus which costs £12 - £18 and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 4m.

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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.

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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 38m.

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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 38m and costs £50 - £80.

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It takes approximately 2h 38m 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 38m and costs £50 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 4h.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport.
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  • Distance: 102.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 38m

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport every 2 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $95 and the journey takes 2h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 4h.

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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.

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+44 08717 818178
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Bus from Cheltenham to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
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National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
National Express

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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 4m to drive from Cheltenham to Manchester Airport.

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