Select from 3 ways to get there

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Recommended option

Bus, train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

$43 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Birmingham National Express
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham to Cheltenham National Express

$16 - $23

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

$89 - $142

Drive  •  2 h 2 min

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

$26 - $40

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

You can take a train from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham via Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Street in around 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham via Birmingham in around 4 h 15 min.

Train operators
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
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $35
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Airport to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Birmingham to Cheltenham
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Cheltenham is 163 km. The road distance is 197 km.

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham is to bus which costs £12 - £18 and takes 4 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham is to drive which takes 2 h 2 min and costs £19 - £29.

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 Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 14 min.

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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Cheltenham, including transfers.