There are 5 ways to get from Cheltenham to Rayleigh by train, bus or car

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Train via Swindon  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
  2. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Rayleigh

$81 - $155

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Bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London 727
  3. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) X30

$63 - $72

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Rayleigh

$83 - $144

Train, bus  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Stansted Airport
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) X30

$102 - $145

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Rayleigh 139.9 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Rayleigh station. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Rayleigh is 118 miles. The road distance is 139.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Rayleigh without a car is to train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Cheltenham to Rayleigh, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Rayleigh is to train which takes 3 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 33 min.

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Cheltenham to Rayleigh bus services, operated by First in Essex, arrive at Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn).

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Rayleigh is 140 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Cheltenham to Rayleigh.

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There are 271+ hotels available in Rayleigh. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Rayleigh.
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  • Distance: 117.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Rayleigh via Swindon, London Paddington, Lancaster Gate Underground Station, Liverpool Street Underground Station, and London Liverpool Street in around 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Rayleigh via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Stansted Airport London, and Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) in around 5 h 33 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Single
$90 - $140
Off-Peak Single
$90 - $140
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
Train from Swindon to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt) to Rayleigh, Railway Station (Rayleigh Stn)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Website
firstgroup.com

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