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

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Train  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole

$79 - $139

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Train via Bristol Temple Meads  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
  3. Take the train from Southampton Central to Poole

$77 - $151

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham, Promenade to Swindon, Bus Station 51
  2. Take the bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Friends Provident X5
  3. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square X3

Drive  •  2h 14m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Poole 125.1 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Poole is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Poole is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 14m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Poole station. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham, Promenade and arriving at Poole, Bus Station via Swindon, Bus Station, Salisbury, Blue Boar Row and Bournemouth Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Poole. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Poole via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 5m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Poole is 83 miles. The road distance is 125.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Poole without a car is to train which takes 4h 5m and costs £60 - £110.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Cheltenham to Poole, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Poole bus services, operated by Stagecoach West, depart from Cheltenham, Promenade station.

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Cheltenham to Poole train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Poole is to train which takes 4h 5m and costs £60 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Poole.
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  • Distance: 82.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 5m

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Poole via Southampton Central in around 4h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Poole via Swindon, Bus Station, Salisbury, Friends Provident, Salisbury, Blue Boar Row, and Bournemouth Square in around 6h 40m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
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
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Southampton Central
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cheltenham, Promenade to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
Stagecoach West
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Salisbury, Friends Provident
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
More Bus
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Email
enquiries@morebus.co.uk
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Bournemouth Square
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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Cheltenham to Poole bus services, operated by More Bus, arrive at Bournemouth Square station.

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Cheltenham to Poole train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Poole station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Poole is 125 miles. It takes approximately 2h 14m to drive from Cheltenham to Poole.

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