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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

$153 - $323

Cheapest option

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

8 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 54 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 10 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 15 min

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

$85 - $216

Fly Edinburgh to Cardiff, train  •  5 h 23 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  •  4 h 47 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 - $287

Fly Edinburgh to East Midlands, train  •  5 h 50 min

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

$98 - $255

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Cheltenham is to bus which costs £27 - £35 and takes 10 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Cheltenham is to fly and train which costs £65 - £220 and takes 4 h 10 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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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Edinburgh to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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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 four hours. The journey takes approximately 5 h 54 min.

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

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Cheltenham via Birmingham New Street in around 5 h 10 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
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $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
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Edinburgh to East Midlands via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
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
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 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 Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$70 - $110
Anytime Single
$110 - $180
Off-Peak Single
$120 - $190
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 Edinburgh to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 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 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 Cardiff Central to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$30 - $45
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
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
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 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
3 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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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