There are 5 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus, train  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Cheltenham Spa

$53 - $79

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) to St Margaret's Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Cheltenham National Express

$15 - $20

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Long Eaton to Cheltenham Spa

$53 - $83

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham 91.4 miles

$19 - $29

Towncar  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take a town car from East Midlands Airport to Cheltenham 91.4 miles

$190 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham is to bus which costs £11 - £16 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £15 - £22 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) and arriving at Cheltenham via Leicester St Margarets Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Cheltenham is 72 miles. The road distance is 91.4 miles.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 h 58 min and costs £40 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 58 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham bus services, operated by Kinchbus, depart from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) station.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham is to train which takes 3 h 9 min and costs £40 - £65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £16 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cheltenham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham is 91 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham.

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  • Distance: 71.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 58 min

What companies run services between East Midlands Airport (EMA), England and Cheltenham, England?

CrossCountry operates a train from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham every 2 hours. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 1 h 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Cheltenham via St Margaret's Bus Station and Leicester St Margarets Bus Station in around 4 h 45 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Train from Long Eaton to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Cheltenham
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from East Midlands Airport to Cheltenham
Estimated price
$190 - $270

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