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There are 3 ways to get from Southampton to Cheltenham by train or car

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Train via Bristol Temple Meads  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cheltenham Spa

$66 - $129

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cheltenham Spa

$65 - $120

Drive  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Cheltenham 93.3 miles

$20 - $29

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Cheltenham Spa. Services depart three times a day, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Cheltenham is 75 miles. The road distance is 93.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Cheltenham without a car is to train which takes 2 h 42 min and costs £50 - £100.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Southampton to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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Southampton to Cheltenham train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Southampton Central station.

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Southampton to Cheltenham train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cheltenham Spa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Cheltenham is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to drive from Southampton to Cheltenham.

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  • Distance: 75.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Cheltenham via Bristol Temple Meads in around 2 h 42 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Southampton Central to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120

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