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There are 3 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa

£40 - £55

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Cheltenham National Express

£10 - £41

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 47m

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham 93.3 miles

£14 - £21

London Paddington Station to Cheltenham by train

The train journey time between London Paddington Station and Cheltenham is around 2h 1m and covers a distance of around 121 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 55m. Operated by First Great Western Service, the London Paddington Station to Cheltenham train service departs from London Paddington and arrives in Cheltenham Spa. Typically 114 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 1m
Fastest train time:
1h 55m
Trains per week:
114
Cheapest price:
£40
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:35
Last train departs at:
21:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Cheltenham train schedules

Trains departing Thursday, June 17, 2021

London Paddington Station → Cheltenham
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Cheltenham Spa. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 2m.

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The distance between London Paddington Station and Cheltenham is 86 miles. The road distance is 93.3 miles.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham without a car is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs £40 - £55.

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The train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa takes 2h 2m including transfers and departs hourly.

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London Paddington Station to Cheltenham train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham is to train which takes 2h 2m and costs £40 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £45 and takes 3h 25m.

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London Paddington Station to Cheltenham train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Cheltenham Spa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Cheltenham is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1h 47m to drive from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham.
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  • Distance: 86.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 2m

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Cheltenham, England?

First Great Western Service operates a train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa hourly. Tickets cost £40 - £55 and the journey takes 2h 2m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Cheltenham every 4 hours. Tickets cost £6 - £9 and the journey takes 2h 10m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £100
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Cheltenham
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
National Express

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