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

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Bus  •  3h 35m

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

£13 - £17

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Train via Bristol  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Virginia Water

£56 - £121

Train  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Staines

£45 - £85

Bus via Oxford  •  4h 27m

  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 Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 LHR - the airline

£33 - £43

Drive  •  1h 38m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Thorpe Park 89.7 miles

£15 - £22

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Thorpe Park is to bus which costs £12 - £18 and takes 3h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Thorpe Park is to drive which costs £15 - £22 and takes 1h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham station to Thorpe Park. However, there are services departing from Royal Well Bus Station and arriving at Thorpe Park Main Entrance via Gloucester Green Bus Station, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 and Elmsleigh Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 27m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Thorpe Park. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Chertsey via Bristol Parkway, Reading and Virginia Water. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 17m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Thorpe Park is 76 miles. The road distance is 89.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Thorpe Park without a car is to bus which takes 3h 35m and costs £12 - £18.

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It takes approximately 3h 35m to get from Cheltenham to Thorpe Park, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Thorpe Park bus services, operated by Swanbrook Coaches, depart from Royal Well Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Thorpe Park is to bus which takes 3h 35m and costs £12 - £18. Alternatively, you can train via Bristol, which costs £55 - £130 and takes 4h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Thorpe Park.
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  • Distance: 75.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 35m

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Thorpe Park, Surrey, England?

National Express operates a bus from Cheltenham to Thorpe Park every 3 hours. Tickets cost £6 - £9 and the journey takes 2h 5m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cheltenham to Thorpe Park via Bristol Parkway, Reading, Virginia Water, and Chertsey in around 4h 17m.

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
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£19 - £28
Anytime Single
£27 - £40
Off-Peak Single
£16 - £24
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£16 - £29
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£10 - £16
Advanced Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single
£16 - £29
Train from Bristol Parkway to Reading
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£17 - £27
Advanced Single
£19 - £27
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £60
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£19 - £30
Advanced Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £65
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Reading to Virginia Water
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£9 - £12
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £18
Train from Reading to Staines
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £22
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£10 - £14
Anytime Day 1st Class
£18 - £22
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 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £9
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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 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Swanbrook Coaches
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
Oxford Bus Company

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Cheltenham to Thorpe Park bus services, operated by Oxford Bus Company, arrive at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 station.

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Cheltenham to Thorpe Park train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Virginia Water station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Thorpe Park is 90 miles. It takes approximately 1h 38m to drive from Cheltenham to Thorpe Park.

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There are 1128+ hotels available in Thorpe Park. Prices start at £75 per night.

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