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There are 11 ways to get from Inverness to Cheltenham by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Inverness to Bristol, train  •  4h 35m

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

£63 - £452

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Bus  •  13h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station M10
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cheltenham

£47 - £64

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Fly Inverness to Birmingham, train  •  4h 27m

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

£97 - £815

Train to Aberdeen, fly to Birmingham, train  •  6h 13m

  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

£115 - £514

Fly Inverness to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 59m

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

£83 - £795

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

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to London Luton (LTN) INV - LTN
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

£91 - £628

Fly Inverness to Manchester, train  •  6h 26m

  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

£129 - £542

Train via Wolverhampton  •  9h 20m

  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

£157 - £759

Train  •  9h 57m

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

£183 - £580

Night train, train  •  11h 37m

  1. Take the night train from Inverness to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Smethwick Galton Bridge
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

£94 - £223

Drive  •  8h 10m

  1. Drive from Inverness to Cheltenham 484.3 miles

£70 - £110

Inverness to Cheltenham by trains

The train journey time between Inverness and Cheltenham is around 10h 47m and covers a distance of around 511 miles. The fastest train normally takes 8h 24m. Operated by ScotRail, LNER, Avanti West Coast and others, the Inverness to Cheltenham train service departs from Inverness and arrives in Cheltenham Spa. Typically 33 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 47m
Fastest train time:
8h 24m
Trains per week:
33
Cheapest price:
£157
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:48
Last train departs at:
18:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Inverness to Cheltenham train schedules

Inverness → Cheltenham
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The cheapest way to get from Inverness to Cheltenham is to bus which costs £45 - £65 and takes 13h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Inverness to Cheltenham is to fly and train which costs £95 - £850 and takes 4h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Inverness station to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Inverness, Bus Station and arriving at Cheltenham via Glasgow and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 45m.

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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 20m.

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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 20m and costs £150 - £800.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Inverness to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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Inverness to Cheltenham bus services, operated by Scottish Citylink, depart from Inverness, Bus Station.

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Inverness to Cheltenham train services, operated by ScotRail, 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 20m and costs £150 - £800. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £45 - £65 and takes 13h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Inverness to Cheltenham.
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  • Distance: 397.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 35m

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 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Inverness to Cheltenham via Glasgow and Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 13h 45m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Inverness to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£90 - £240
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £320
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £490
Flights from Inverness to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £230
Flights from Inverness to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Inverness to Bristol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Flights from Inverness to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Aberdeen to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
£90 - £490
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
44 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 30m
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 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£160 - £390
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£160 - £200
Anytime Day 1st Class
£280 - £390
Great Western Railway
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £22
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
£17 - £22
Anytime Day 1st Class
£30 - £40
Train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
Great Western Railway
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £100
ScotRail
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
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£85 - £110
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £85
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £35
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £85
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 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£100 - £360
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£100 - £140
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £360
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £27
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £27
Train from Crewe to Smethwick Galton Bridge
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£18 - £21
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£18 - £21
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Inverness to Haymarket
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£22 - £190
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£130 - £190
Train from Inverness to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£22 - £190
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£85 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£130 - £190
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Inverness, Bus Station to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£30 - £45
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
Bus from Glasgow to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cheltenham
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Inverness Airport to Bristol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Inverness to Cheltenham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cheltenham 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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easyJet offers flights from Inverness Airport to Bristol Airport.

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There are 317+ hotels available in Cheltenham. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Inverness to Inverness Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs £3 - £5.

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