There are 4 ways to get from Southampton 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.

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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

$77 - $135

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay to Salisbury, Endless Street X7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Swindon, Corporation Street X5
  3. Take the bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Cheltenham, Imperial Square 51

$30 - $32

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 - £22 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 - £22 and takes 1 h 40 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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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Southampton to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay and arriving at Cheltenham, Imperial Square via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row and Swindon, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 16 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. The journey takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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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. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Cheltenham via Salisbury, Endless Street, Salisbury, Blue Boar Row, Swindon, Corporation Street, and Swindon, Bus Station in around 6 h 16 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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
Bus operators
Salisbury Reds
Phone
+44 1202 338420
Website
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Southampton City Centre, WestQuay to Salisbury, Endless Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Bus from Salisbury, Blue Boar Row to Swindon, Corporation Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
salisburyreds.co.uk
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Cheltenham, Imperial Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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