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

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Train via Lancaster Gate station  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Stowmarket

$119 - $216

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Bus National Express  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Ipswich National Express / ...

$72 - $90

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Cambridge
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Stowmarket

$100 - $148

Bus Stagecoach in Bedford  •  8h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East 853
  2. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside X5
  3. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Stowmarket, Station Road West A14

Drive  •  2h 51m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Stowmarket 162.4 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Stowmarket is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Stowmarket is to drive which costs £26 - £40 and takes 2h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham station to Stowmarket station. However, there are services departing from Royal Well Bus Station and arriving at Stowmarket, Station Road West via Gloucester Green Bus Station and Cambridge, Parkside. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Stowmarket. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Stowmarket via Cambridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 34m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Stowmarket is 133 miles. The road distance is 162.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Stowmarket without a car is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs £90 - £170.

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It takes approximately 4h 36m to get from Cheltenham to Stowmarket, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Stowmarket bus services, operated by Swanbrook Coaches, arrive at Royal Well Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Stowmarket is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs £90 - £170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £55 - £70 and takes 6h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Stowmarket.
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  • Distance: 133.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 36m

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Stowmarket via Bristol Parkway, London Paddington, Lancaster Gate station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 4h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Stowmarket via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Ipswich, and Ipswich in around 6h 51m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Single
$80 - $120
Off-Peak Single
$80 - $120
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Stowmarket
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Cambridge to Stowmarket
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Ipswich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
National Express
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Suffolk Norse
Phone
01473 341500
Email
enquiries@suffolknorse.co.uk
Website
suffolknorse.co.uk
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside to Stowmarket, Station Road West
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
suffolknorse.co.uk

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Cheltenham to Stowmarket bus services, operated by Suffolk Norse, arrive at Stowmarket, Station Road West.

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Cheltenham to Stowmarket train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Stowmarket station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Stowmarket is 162 miles. It takes approximately 2h 51m to drive from Cheltenham to Stowmarket.

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