There are 5 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham by train, bus or car

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  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa

$65 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cheltenham National Express / ...

$15 - $38

3 alternative options

Train via Swindon  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Swindon
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Cheltenham Spa

$68 - $139

Bus Stagecoach Oxfordshire  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Marble Arch to Gloucester Green Bus Station Oxford Tube
  2. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) to Royal Well Bus Station 853

$37

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham 93.6 miles

$20 - $29

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham every 4 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $130 and the journey takes 2 h 7 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Megabus UK also services this route 4 times a week.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
Train from London Paddington to Swindon
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $80
Train from Swindon to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $24
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Swindon to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $45
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Bus operators
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Marble Arch to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) to Royal Well Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham?

The distance between London Paddington Station and Cheltenham is 138 km. The road distance is 150 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham?

The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 44 min.

What is the fastest way to get from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham?

The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham is to drive which takes 1 h 44 min and costs £14 - £21.

Is there a direct train between London Paddington Station and Cheltenham?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Paddington and arriving at Cheltenham Spa. Services depart every four hours. The journey takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

Is there a direct bus between London Paddington Station and Cheltenham?

No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Paddington Rail Station and arriving at Cheltenham via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

How long does it take to get from London Paddington Station to Cheltenham?

The train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa takes 2 h 7 min including transfers and departs every four hours.