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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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.
|Distance||40 miles (65 km)|
|Average train duration||38 min|
|Average train ticket price||$25 (€20)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Cross 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.
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.
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!
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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 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.
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.
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