The cheapest trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham

Showing times and prices for Oct 18

Cheapest

$22

Average

$31

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Birmingham to Cheltenham will cost around $ 31 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 22.

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10:30AMBirmingham New Street0h44 11:14AMCheltenham Spa
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$221One-way
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12:30PMBirmingham New Street0h45 01:15PMCheltenham Spa
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$221One-way
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11:12AMBirmingham New Street0h38 11:50AMCheltenham Spa
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$221One-way
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01:30PMBirmingham New Street0h44 02:14PMCheltenham Spa
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$221One-way
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09:30AMBirmingham New Street0h44 10:14AMCheltenham Spa
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$221One-way

Timetable Birmingham to Cheltenham

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08:12AMBirmingham New Street0h38 08:50AMCheltenham Spa
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08:30AMBirmingham New Street0h44 09:14AMCheltenham Spa
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09:12AMBirmingham New Street0h38 09:50AMCheltenham Spa
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09:30AMBirmingham New Street0h44 10:14AMCheltenham Spa
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10:12AMBirmingham New Street0h38 10:50AMCheltenham Spa
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10:30AMBirmingham New Street0h44 11:14AMCheltenham Spa
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11:12AMBirmingham New Street0h38 11:50AMCheltenham Spa
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11:30AMBirmingham New Street0h44 12:14PMCheltenham Spa
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12:12PMBirmingham New Street0h39 12:51PMCheltenham Spa
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12:30PMBirmingham New Street0h45 01:15PMCheltenham Spa
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01:12PMBirmingham New Street0h38 01:50PMCheltenham Spa
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01:30PMBirmingham New Street0h44 02:14PMCheltenham Spa
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02:12PMBirmingham New Street0h38 02:50PMCheltenham Spa
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Sun
Oct 17
$22Cross Country
$9Megabus
Mon
Oct 18
$22Cross Country
$9Megabus
Thu
Oct 21
$17Cross Country
$8National Express
Fri
Oct 22
$42Cross Country
$10National Express
Sat
Oct 23
$22Cross Country
$9Megabus

The fastest trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham

Showing times and prices for Oct 18

Fastest Journey

38 m

Average

40 m

Trains per day

13

Distance

66 km

Of the 13 trains that leave Birmingham for Cheltenham every day 13 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 66 km distance in an average of 40 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 38 m .

The slowest trains will take 45 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
01:12PMBirmingham New Street0h38 01:50PMCheltenham Spa
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$431One-way
Fastest
11:12AMBirmingham New Street0h38 11:50AMCheltenham Spa
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$221One-way
Fastest
08:12AMBirmingham New Street0h38 08:50AMCheltenham Spa
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$431One-way
Fastest
10:12AMBirmingham New Street0h38 10:50AMCheltenham Spa
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$221One-way
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09:12AMBirmingham New Street0h38 09:50AMCheltenham Spa
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$431One-way

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Train Information from Birmingham to Cheltenham

distanceDistance40 miles (65 km)
durationAverage train duration38 min
priceAverage train ticket price$25 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham cover the 40 miles (65 km) long journey taking on average 38 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $17 (€13), but the average price of train tickets is $25 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Cheltenham Spa.

Train companies

Train from Birmingham to Cheltenham with CrossCountry

Find the best trains between Birmingham and Cheltenham with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from $17 (€13). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

CrossCountry

Book your CrossCountry Birmingham to Cheltenham train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry’s up-to-date train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Birmingham to Cheltenham routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance between Birmingham and Cheltenham is 40 miles (65 km), and the best price for a one-way Birmingham - Cheltenham CrossCountry train ticket starts at $17 (€13) if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when traveling by train. Waiting in a line at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your CrossCountry train ticket between Birmingham and Cheltenham:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham

There are 27 trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham each weekday. Most of these trains are operated by CrossCountry and offer direct journeys. One trip is operated by West Midlands Railway and involves one transfer. All CrossCountry journeys depart from Birminghams's New Street station and head for the Cheltenham Spa station. West Midlands operates its single journey from Birmingham's Moor Street station.

Birmingham to Cheltenham Train Departures

There are 27 trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham each weekday. Peak times occur in the morning, at around midday and around 6:00 p.m. At these times, trains depart at approximately 20-minute intervals. Over the rest of the day the frequency is approximately hourly. The first train each day departs at about 5:30 a.m., and the last train departs at around 11:00 p.m. 

How long is the journey by train from Birmingham to Cheltenham?

The direct train trip from Birmingham to Cheltenham takes about 40 minutes to complete this 50-mile journey. A car journey over the same distance would take about one hour. The late-night trip offered by West Midlands Railway requires a transfer resulting in an overnight journey. This is the only trip between Birmingham and Cheltenham that requires a transfer.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham?

Departure train station: All of CrossCountry's direct trips depart from Birmingham's New Street station. The station is located directly in the city centre, within the large pedestrian zone. It is surrounded by the city's main shopping centre, but nevertheless has a selection of food and convenience outlets on site. The station is well-served by taxis and has a large car and bicycle park. Disabled access is provided, and wheelchairs are available on request.

West Midlands Railway's late-night train departs from Birmingham's Moor Street station. This station is also very central, located on the periphery of the city's pedestrian zone. It is well-served with food and convenience stores as well as access to taxis. Disabled access is well taken care of and wheelchairs are available.

Arrival train station: All trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham arrive at the Cheltenham Spa station. The station is small with limited refreshment facilities but is only about two miles from Cheltenham's city centre. Taxis are easily hailed outside the station.

Which train companies travel from Birmingham to Cheltenham?

The train route from Birmingham to Cheltenham is operated primarily by CrossCountry, with one late night trip offered by West Midlands Railway.

 CrossCountry Birmingham to Cheltenham

CrossCountry offers 26 direct trips between Birmingham and Cheltenham each weekday. The first train leaves Birmingham at about 5:30 a.m. and the last at just after 10:00 p.m.

West Midlands Railway Birmingham to Cheltenham

West Midlands Railway offers one trip a day between Birmingham and Cheltenham. The departure time is around 11:00 p.m. and the trip requires one transfer at Worcester, resulting in an overnight journey. This service reaches Cheltenham at about 6:00 a.m. the next morning.

Trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham: Services on board

CrossCountry offers both standard and first-class tickets, with first-class passengers having access to roomier, quieter seating and free morning newspapers. West Midlands Railway offers only standard tickets on this route.

Both operators allow one piece of hand luggage and two suitcases per passenger. Passengers are also allowed to bring bicycles, wheelchairs and prams on board, preferably folded. Domestic animals may accompany their owners on this train journey but must be on a lead or in a cage. Only two animals per person are permitted free of charge. Additional animals are allowed at a charge of half the passenger fee per pet.

How do I find cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Cheltenham?

It is always wise to book in advance in order to secure the best possible deals, and to do this online. Booking online, through a booking site such as Omio, ensures easy comparison of fares across the day and across different days, as well as guaranteed up-to-date information about special discounts available. It is worth pursuing group discounts if this is an option as these discounts can be as high as 30% for groups of 10 or more travelling together.

Travel Tips

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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to Cheltenham from Birmingham cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Birmingham and Cheltenham for as low as $17 (€13)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the train from Birmingham to Cheltenham on average?
The train price from Birmingham to Cheltenham is on average $25 (€20)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from Birmingham to Cheltenham by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Birmingham to Cheltenham by train to be approximately 40 miles (65 km).
How long is the train ride between Birmingham and Cheltenham?
On average the Birmingham to Cheltenham train time is 38 min  covering the 40 miles (65 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Birmingham to Cheltenham, which train station in Birmingham do I depart from and which train station in Cheltenham do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Birmingham, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Birmingham New Street and Birmingham Moor Street. When you arrive in Cheltenham, your train can arrive in train stations including Cheltenham Spa and Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse (Park&Ride).

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Birmingham New Street   to Cheltenham Spa.

Where do I find the Birmingham train station to Cheltenham? Where is the Cheltenham train station?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Cheltenham most often arrive at Cheltenham Spa and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from this train station to the city center.

Which train companies can get me from Birmingham to Cheltenham?
If you're looking for trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham, you can rely on Cross Country to get you to Cheltenham. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Birmingham to Cheltenham journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from Birmingham to Cheltenham?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from Birmingham to Cheltenham with Cross Country, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
How many trains per day are there to Cheltenham from Birmingham?
The average number of trains departing Birmingham for Cheltenham is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When can I take the first train from Birmingham to Cheltenham? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first Birmingham to Cheltenham train departs at 8: 12 AM   and the last train from Birmingham to Cheltenham leaves at 10: 12 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Birmingham to Cheltenham on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I buy Birmingham to Cheltenham train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy the Birmingham to Cheltenham train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $25 (€20). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Cheltenham from Birmingham. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Birmingham
Cheltenham
Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your trip to Cheltenham.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00 | Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00
Connections to/from station
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70