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There are 5 ways to get from St Albans to Cheltenham by train, subway, bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cheltenham Spa

$73 - $154

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Bus National Express  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from St Albans, Town Hall to Heathrow Central Bus Station 724
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Cheltenham National Express

$43 - $53

3 alternative options

Train, subway  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to Farringdon
  2. Take the subway from Farringdon station to Paddington station
  3. Take the train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa

$79 - $140

Bus via Oxford City Centre, St Giles  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Aylesbury, Bus Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Westgate X8
  3. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles to Royal Well Bus Station 853

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from St Albans to Cheltenham 96 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from St Albans to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Albans to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from St Albans, Town Hall and arriving at Cheltenham via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from St Albans to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from St Albans Abbey and arriving at Cheltenham Spa via Watford Junction and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 4 min.

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The distance between St Albans and Cheltenham is 76 miles. The road distance is 96 miles.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Cheltenham without a car is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs £55 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from St Albans to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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St Albans to Cheltenham bus services, operated by Green Line, depart from St Albans, Town Hall station.

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St Albans to Cheltenham train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from Watford Junction station.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Cheltenham is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs £55 - £120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 4 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from St Albans to Cheltenham.
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  • Distance: 75.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

What companies run services between St Albans, England and Cheltenham, England?

You can take a train from St Albans to Cheltenham via Watford Junction and Birmingham New Street in around 3 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Albans to Cheltenham via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 4 h 45 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 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
Bus operators
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from St Albans, Town Hall to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Cheltenham
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Aylesbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Westgate
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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arrivabus.co.uk
Red Rose Travel
Phone
01296 747 926
Website
redrosetravel.com
Bus from Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Aylesbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
redrosetravel.com
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles to Royal Well Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk

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St Albans to Cheltenham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cheltenham station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between St Albans to Cheltenham is 96 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to drive from St Albans to Cheltenham.

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