There are 3 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  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Cabot Circus to Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station Falcon

$44 - $47

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Plymouth 157.1 miles

$30 - $50

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Plymouth station. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station via Cabot Circus. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Plymouth. Services depart every three hours. 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 .

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

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Cheltenham to Plymouth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham 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 . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 2 min.

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Cheltenham to Plymouth bus services, operated by Stagecoach South West, arrive at Plymouth City Centre, Plymouth Coach Station.

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

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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 every 3 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Plymouth via Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Cabot Circus in around 5 h 2 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
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 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
$36
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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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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