The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Birmingham to Cheltenham is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 5 trains that leave Birmingham for Cheltenham every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||40 miles (65 km)|
|Average train ticket price||$46 (€41)|
|Train frequency||36 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 36 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross Country|
Trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham cover the 40 miles (65 km) long trip taking on average 42 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 36 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $46 (€41), but the average price of train tickets is $46 (€41). Travelers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Cheltenham Spa.
CrossCountry trains will get you to Cheltenham from Birmingham from $46 (€41). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.
Birmingham to Cheltenham train information with CrossCountry:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The train route from Birmingham to Cheltenham is operated primarily by CrossCountry, with one late night trip offered by West Midlands Railway.
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 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.
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.
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.
When departing from Birmingham, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International and Birmingham Moor Street. When arriving in Cheltenham, you can end your trip in train stations like Cheltenham Spa and Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse (Park&Ride).
Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cheltenham Spa, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.
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