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

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Train  •  1h 59m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Newport (S Wales)

$30 - $73

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Pontypool, Town Hall X3

Bus  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Hereford National Express
  2. Take the bus from Country Bus Station to Pontypool, Town Hall X3

Drive  •  1h 4m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Pontypool 62.8 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Pontypool is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Pontypool is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Pontypool. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Pontypool, Town Hall via Country Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Pontypool is 44 miles. The road distance is 62.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Pontypool without a car is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs £23 - £60.

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It takes approximately 1h 59m to get from Cheltenham to Pontypool, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Pontypool is to train which takes 1h 59m and costs £23 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h 3m.

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Cheltenham to Pontypool bus services, operated by Stagecoach in South Wales, arrive at Pontypool, Town Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Pontypool is 63 miles. It takes approximately 1h 4m to drive from Cheltenham to Pontypool.

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  • Distance: 43.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 59m

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Pontypool, Wales?

CrossCountry operates a train from Cheltenham to Pontypool hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $60 and the journey takes 54m. Arriva Trains Wales also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Pontypool via Country Bus Station in around 4h 3m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$26 - $40
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Newport (S Wales)
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Stagecoach in South Wales
Phone
01633 485118
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Philharmonic to Pontypool, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
Bus from Country Bus Station to Pontypool, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Stagecoach in South Wales
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 Hereford
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
National Express

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