There are 5 ways to get from London 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

$65 - $120

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  2 h 30 min

  1. National Express

$11 - $16

3 alternative options

Train via Bristol Parkway  •  2 h 24 min

$97 - $165

Bus Stagecoach Oxfordshire  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Oxford Tube
  2. 853

$32

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. 96.2 miles

$20 - $30

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from London to Cheltenham every 4 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $120 and the journey takes 2 h 7 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Cheltenham every 4 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

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 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
Train from London Paddington to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Bus operators
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Victoria Station Oxford Tube to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 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
$14
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Cheltenham is 141 km. The road distance is 154 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Cheltenham is to bus which costs £8 - £12 and takes 2 h 30 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Cheltenham is to drive which takes 1 h 50 min and costs £15 - £23.

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.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Cheltenham. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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