There are 5 ways to get from St Albans to Cheltenham by train, subway, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 6 min

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

$93 - $154

Cheapest option

Bus via Oxford City Centre, Park End Street (Frideswide Square eastern end)  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11) to Oxford City Centre, Park End Street (Frideswide Square eastern end) X8
  2. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) to Swindon, Corporation Street S6
  3. Take the bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Cheltenham, Imperial Square 51

$22 - $35

3 alternative options

Tube, train  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the Tube from Farringdon Underground Station to Paddington Underground Station Circle
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa

$81 - $141

Bus National Express  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from St Albans, St Peter's Street to Heathrow Central Bus Station 724
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Cheltenham National Express

$39 - $49

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, St Peter's Street 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 6 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 6 min and costs £70 - £120.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from St Albans to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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St Albans to Cheltenham bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), depart from St Albans, St Peter's Street station.

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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 6 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 6 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 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
London Underground (Tube)
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 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 (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from St Albans, St Peter's Street to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
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 Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11) to Oxford City Centre, Park End Street (Frideswide Square eastern end)
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square (Oxford Rail Station) to Swindon, Corporation Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Cheltenham, Imperial Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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