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There are 5 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham by train, bus or car

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

$106 - $198

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Bus  •  4 h 45 min

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

$44 - $63

3 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 12 min

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

$110 - $170

Bus, train  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to King's Cross St. Pancras
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa

$80 - $135

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham 134.5 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Cheltenham via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport and arriving at Cheltenham Spa via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Cheltenham is 100 miles. The road distance is 134.5 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham without a car is to train which takes 3 h 23 min and costs £80 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Stansted Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham is to train which takes 3 h 23 min and costs £80 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £50 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham.
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  • Distance: 100.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 23 min

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Cheltenham, England?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale station, Euston station, London Euston, and Birmingham New Street in around 3 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 4 h 45 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$38
Business
$36
Virgin West Coast Trains
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
40 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 Stansted Airport to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $110
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
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 Stansted Airport London to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Cheltenham
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Stansted Airport to King's Cross St. Pancras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cheltenham station.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cheltenham Spa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham is 135 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cheltenham.

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