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

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Train  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Plymouth

$75 - $120

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Bus  •  6 h

  1. Take the bus from Gloucester to Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way National Express

$18 - $24

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 42 min

  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 Falcon

$69 - $100

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Plymouth 157.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Plymouth is to bus which costs £14 - £19 and takes 6 h.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Plymouth is to drive which costs £25 - £40 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Plymouth station. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham, Promenade and arriving at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way via Gloucester. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Plymouth. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Plymouth is 139 miles. The road distance is 157.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Plymouth without a car is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £55 - £90.

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The train from Cheltenham Spa to Plymouth takes 2 h 46 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Plymouth is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £55 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £19 and takes 6 h.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Plymouth.
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  • Distance: 139.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Cheltenham to Plymouth hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cheltenham to Plymouth once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

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
2 h 46 min
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 Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37 min
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 Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
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
2 h 50 min
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
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express

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Cheltenham to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Plymouth Coach Station, Armada Way.

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Cheltenham to Plymouth train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Plymouth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Plymouth is 157 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Cheltenham to Plymouth.

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