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There are 12 ways to get from Inverness to Cheltenham by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly Inverness to Birmingham, train  •  4h 26m

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

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Bus, night bus  •  16h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Inverness to Edinburgh Bus Station M90 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cheltenham

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Fly Inverness to Bristol, train  •  4h 18m

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

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Dyce
  2. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Birmingham (BHX) ABZ - BHX
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

Fly Inverness to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to London Heathrow (LHR) INV - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa

Fly Inverness to Manchester, train  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Manchester (MAN) INV - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

Fly Inverness to London Luton, train  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to London Luton (LTN) INV - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to Farringdon
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa

Train, train to Glasgow, fly to Bristol  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Perth
  2. Take the train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Bristol (BRS) GLA - BRS
  4. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cheltenham Spa

Train via Wolverhampton  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Haymarket
  2. Take the train from Haymarket to Wolverhampton
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

Train  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the train from Inverness to Edinburgh Inverness - Edinburgh / ...
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Cheltenham Spa Edinburgh - Bristol Temple Meads / ...

Bus  •  13h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Inverness to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station M10
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street M11
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Brunel Street to Cheltenham Arle Court Gloucester Rd

Drive  •  8h 10m

  1. Drive from Inverness to Cheltenham 484.3 miles
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The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Cheltenham is to bus and night bus which costs £28 - £65 and takes 16h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Cheltenham is to fly and train which costs £55 - £370 and takes 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverness to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Inverness and arriving at Cheltenham Arle Court Gloucester Rd via Buchanan Bus Station and Birmingham Brunel Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Inverness to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Inverness and arriving at Cheltenham Spa via Haymarket, Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 37m.

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The distance between Inverness and Cheltenham is 397 miles. The road distance is 484.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Cheltenham without a car is to train via Wolverhampton which takes 9h 37m and costs £150 - £800.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Inverness to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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Inverness to Cheltenham bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Inverness station.

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Inverness to Cheltenham train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Inverness station.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Cheltenham is to train via Wolverhampton which takes 9h 37m and costs £150 - £800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £35 - £90 and takes 13h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Cheltenham.
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  • Distance: 397.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 26m

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

You can take a train from Inverness to Cheltenham via Haymarket, Wolverhampton, and Birmingham New Street in around 9h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverness to Cheltenham via Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station, and Birmingham Brunel Street in around 13h 55m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £220
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£25 - £290
Flights from Inverness to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £290
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£26 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to Bristol via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£26 - £150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Inverness to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £360
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £330
Flights from Inverness to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £550
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £290
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£95 - £360
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £330
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £290
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Edinburgh to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£160 - £390
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£160 - £200
Anytime Day 1st Class
£280 - £390
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £22
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£17 - £22
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £40
Train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £100
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Dyce
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£21 - £65
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£25 - £75
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£25 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £75
Train from Perth to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £19
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £120
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £120
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£90 - £120
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £110
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£80 - £110
Train from Haymarket to Wolverhampton
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £360
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £140
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £360
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Perth
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£15 - £140
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£15 - £22
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £90
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£100 - £140
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£24 - £200
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £200
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£24 - £210
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £210
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Inverness to Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£12 - £20
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Birmingham, Navigation Street
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£18 - £30
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Birmingham Brunel Street to Cheltenham Arle Court Gloucester Rd
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
Megabus UK
Bus from Inverness to Edinburgh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £19
Website
Megabus UK
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
Scottish Citylink
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station Stance 3 to Edinburgh, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£28 - £40
Website
Scottish Citylink
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
Night bus from Edinburgh to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cheltenham
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Inverness Airport to Birmingham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Inverness to Cheltenham bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Cheltenham Arle Court Gloucester Rd station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Inverness to Cheltenham is 484 miles. It takes approximately 8h 10m to drive from Inverness to Cheltenham.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Inverness Airport is to line 11 bus which takes 32 min and costs £4 - £5.

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