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There are 4 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Crewe
  2. Take the train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

$63 - $127

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Bus  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cheltenham National Express

$16 - $23

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Drive  •  2h 2m

  1. Drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham 123.3 miles

$26 - $40

Fly, train  •  4h 33m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Exeter (EXT) MAN - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Cheltenham Spa

$115 - $271

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham is to bus which costs £12 - £18 and takes 4h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Cheltenham via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Manchester Airport and arriving at Cheltenham Spa via Crewe and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 55m.

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The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Cheltenham is 102 miles. The road distance is 123.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham without a car is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs £45 - £100.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham train services, operated by Northern Rail, depart from Manchester Airport station.

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The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham is to train which takes 2h 55m and costs £45 - £100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £18 and takes 4h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham.
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  • Distance: 102.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 55m

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Cheltenham, England?

You can take a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham via Crewe and Birmingham New Street in around 2h 55m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 4h 5m.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Exeter
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Exeter via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Crewe to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
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
40m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Exeter St Davids to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
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 Manchester Airport to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cheltenham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Exeter Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cheltenham station.

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Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cheltenham Spa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham.

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Flybe offers flights from Manchester Airport to Exeter Airport.

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