The cheapest trains from Cardiff to Cheltenham

Showing times and prices for Oct 19

Cheapest

$16

Average

$22

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 Cardiff to Cheltenham will cost around $ 22 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 16.

Cheapest
11:45AMCardiff Central1h09 12:54PMCheltenham Spa
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$161One-way
Cheapest
10:45AMCardiff Central1h13 11:58AMCheltenham Spa
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$161One-way
Cheapest
09:45AMCardiff Central1h13 10:58AMCheltenham Spa
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$161One-way
08:45AMCardiff Central1h13 09:58AMCheltenham Spa
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$311One-way
10:10AMCardiff Central1h36 11:46AMCheltenham Spa
1 changes
$321One-way

Timetable Cardiff to Cheltenham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tue, Oct 19
08:45AMCardiff Central1h13 09:58AMCheltenham Spa
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09:45AMCardiff Central1h13 10:58AMCheltenham Spa
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10:10AMCardiff Central1h36 11:46AMCheltenham Spa
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10:45AMCardiff Central1h13 11:58AMCheltenham Spa
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11:45AMCardiff Central1h09 12:54PMCheltenham Spa
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The fastest trains from Cardiff to Cheltenham

Showing times and prices for Oct 19

Fastest Journey

1 h 9 m

Average

1 h 16 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

89 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Cardiff for Cheltenham every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 89 km distance in an average of 1 h 16 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 9 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 36 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
11:45AMCardiff Central1h09 12:54PMCheltenham Spa
0 changes
$161One-way
08:45AMCardiff Central1h13 09:58AMCheltenham Spa
0 changes
$311One-way
10:45AMCardiff Central1h13 11:58AMCheltenham Spa
0 changes
$161One-way
09:45AMCardiff Central1h13 10:58AMCheltenham Spa
0 changes
$161One-way
10:10AMCardiff Central1h36 11:46AMCheltenham Spa
1 changes
$321One-way

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Train Information between Cardiff and Cheltenham

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price$19 (€15)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCross Country

Trains from Cardiff to Cheltenham cover the 55 miles (88 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 9 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 $16 (€13), but the average price of train tickets is $19 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Cheltenham Spa.

Train companies

Cardiff to Cheltenham with CrossCountry

You can travel by train between Cardiff and Cheltenham with CrossCountry for as low as $16 (€13). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Cardiff to Cheltenham you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

CrossCountry is one of the best options when traveling by train between Cardiff and Cheltenham. Omio quickly shows you current CrossCountry train schedules for the Cardiff - Cheltenham trip and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance from Cardiff to Cheltenham is around 55 miles (88 km) and the cheapest CrossCountry one-way ticket you can book starts at $16 (€13). As you check the latest Cardiff to Cheltenham train schedule from CrossCountry for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Cheltenham safely. If you search for CrossCountry tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect CrossCountry ticket between Cardiff and Cheltenham so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets from Cardiff to Cheltenham don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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

Travel Tips

Trains from Cardiff to Cheltenham
Travel by train to Cheltenham easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Cheltenham.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train from Cardiff to Cheltenham cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Cardiff to Cheltenham to cost as little as $16 (€13)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket to Cheltenham from Cardiff?
The train price between Cardiff and Cheltenham is on average $19 (€15)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
What is the distance between Cardiff and Cheltenham by train?
The Cardiff to Cheltenham train distance is approximately 55 miles (88 km).
What is the Cardiff to Cheltenham train travel time?
On average the Cardiff to Cheltenham train time is 1 h 9 min  covering the 55 miles (88 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Cardiff and arrival train station in Cheltenham?

When departing from Cardiff, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Cardiff Central, Cardiff (Queen Street) and Cardiff (Cathays). When arriving in Cheltenham, you can end your trip in train stations like Cheltenham Spa and Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse (Park&Ride).

Omio customers book a train from Cardiff Central   to Cheltenham Spa   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Cardiff located? Where is the arrival train station in Cheltenham located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Cheltenham Spa, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.

Which train companies can take me to Cheltenham from Cardiff?
Take the Cardiff to Cheltenham train with Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Cardiff to Cheltenham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there between Cardiff and Cheltenham?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Cardiff to Cheltenham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Cardiff to Cheltenham? When is the last train from Cardiff to Cheltenham?
The earliest train for this journey departs from Cardiff at 8: 45 AM. The last train leaves from Cardiff at 11: 45 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Cardiff to Cheltenham and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Cardiff to Cheltenham to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Cardiff to Cheltenham is on average $19 (€15) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Cardiff and Cheltenham available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Cheltenham
Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff 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 Cardiff for your trip to Cheltenham.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Connections to/from station
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway