There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Cheltenham by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Wolverhampton
  2. Take the train from Wolverhampton to Cheltenham Spa

$204 - $317

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Bus  •  10 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cheltenham National Express

$36 - $46

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Train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Cheltenham Spa

$140 - $220

Train TransPennine Express  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cheltenham Spa

$150 - $218

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Cheltenham 331.6 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Edinburgh to Birmingham, train  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Birmingham (BHX) EDI - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

$88 - $286

Fly Edinburgh to Bristol, train  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Bristol (BRS) EDI - BRS
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cheltenham Spa

$74 - $216

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to East Midlands (EMA) EDI - EMA
  2. Take the train from Derby to Cheltenham Spa

$98 - $255

Fly Edinburgh to Cardiff, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Cardiff (CWL) EDI - CWL
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Cheltenham Spa

$83 - $258

Train to Glasgow, fly to Birmingham, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Birmingham (BHX) GLA - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

$102 - $288

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Cheltenham via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Cheltenham Spa. Services depart every three hours. The journey takes approximately 5 h 45 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Cheltenham is 285 miles. The road distance is 331.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cheltenham without a car is to train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Edinburgh to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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

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Edinburgh to Cheltenham train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Cheltenham is to train which takes 5 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Edinburgh to Cheltenham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cheltenham station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Cheltenham.
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  • Distance: 285.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 41 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Cheltenham, England?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Cheltenham via Wolverhampton in around 5 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Cheltenham via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 10 h 10 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to Cardiff
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $240
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Wolverhampton to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
Train from Edinburgh to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Single
$140 - $220
Off-Peak Single
$160 - $240
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $35
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Derby to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $60
Train from Cardiff Central to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $50
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $50
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Cardiff Central to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $30
Advanced Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $65
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
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 Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cheltenham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Edinburgh to Cheltenham train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cheltenham Spa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Cheltenham is 332 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to drive from Edinburgh to Cheltenham.

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easyJet, Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Birmingham Airport.

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There are 631+ hotels available in Cheltenham. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs .

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