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Train Information between London and Cheltenham

distanceDistance87 miles (141 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price$48 (€38)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesGreat Western Railway

Trains from London to Cheltenham cover the 87 miles (141 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 59 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $48 (€38), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $45 (€36). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Cheltenham Spa.

Trains from London to Cheltenham

Cheltenham is approximately 96 miles northwest of London, on the Bristol-Birmingham railway line. Trains from London to Cheltenham depart at regular intervals throughout the day, although services are slightly less frequent outside of peak times. Depending on the service, the journey will take between 1 hour 50 minutes and 2.5 hours.

London to Cheltenham train times: Daily departures

Three trains depart from London Paddington Station for Cheltenham every hour during peak times. However, services are slightly less regular during the early morning and later evening, as well as on weekends and public holidays. The first services leave London at around 5:35 a.m., and the last at approximately 11:30 p.m. 

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

Trains from London to Cheltenham take between 1 hour 50 minutes and 2.5 hours to complete their journey. Some services are direct, while others require a change at Bristol Parkway.

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

Departure train station: Paddington Station, about three miles from central London, is easily accessible by underground, bus, and taxi from other parts of the city. One of London's largest and best-known railway stations, Paddington offers travellers a wide range of facilities, including toilets, showers, payphones, ATMs, trolleys, and luggage storage. Other services include a ticket office, ticket machines, a visitor centre, and retail outlets.

Arrival train station: Situated about a mile from Cheltenham's town centre, Cheltenham Spa Railway Station is where trains from London arrive. Regular local buses provide a convenient service, transporting new arrivals from the station to the town centre and other areas. A taxi rank is also close to the entrance of the station. Facilities available at Cheltenham Spa station include public toilets, baby-changing facilities, trolleys, payphones, and public WiFi. There's also a ticket office, ticket machines, and refreshment facilities. 

Which train companies travel from London to Cheltenham? 

Trains from London to Cheltenham are operated by Great Western Railway. Services begin in the early morning, continuing throughout the day and into the evening. The duration of the journey varies depending on the service, and some require a change of train.

Great Western Railway London to Cheltenham 

Great Western Railway operates the only trains from London to Cheltenham. During peak times, three trains depart from Paddington every hour. There are two per hour at other times. Most trains from London to Cheltenham require a change at Bristol Parkway, although there's also a direct service that operates hourly. The length of the journey depends on the route taken and the number of stops. Most take approximately two hours, although some are slightly longer. 

London to Cheltenham trains: Services on board

Three pieces of luggage can be taken on trains from London to Cheltenham, provided they measure under 30 cm × 70 cm × 90cm. Passengers can store smaller items in the train's overhead racks or beneath their seat, while larger bags can be placed in dedicated luggage areas. Those travelling with a bike are strongly recommended to reserve a bike space when purchasing a ticket. Pets are also welcome, although there are some restrictions.

Travellers with disabilities can request assistance ahead of their journey. First-class services on trains from London to Cheltenham offer a higher level of comfort, with little luxuries such as reclining seats, extra legroom, plug sockets, USB ports, and WiFi. 

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Cheltenham

Travellers considering a journey by train from London to Cheltenham will be pleasantly surprised to discover that there are plenty of ways to save money on a ticket. It's always a good idea to book in advance to take advantage of any special deals. Another tip is to be flexible with travel dates and times, as off-peak travel is always much cheaper. In many cases, slower trains or journeys that require a transfer can also offer substantial savings. 

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FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from London to Cheltenham cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from London to Cheltenham to cost as little as $45 (€36)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from London to Cheltenham?
The London to Cheltenham train ticket price is on average $48 (€38)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
How many miles is it from London to Cheltenham by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from London to Cheltenham by train to be approximately 87 miles (141 km).
How many hours is the train time between London and Cheltenham?
The train time to Cheltenham from London is on average 1 h 59 min  for the 87 miles (141 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Cheltenham from London by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from London to Cheltenham do I depart from? Which Cheltenham train station from London do I arrive in?

Some of the London train stations to Cheltenham you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Cheltenham include Cheltenham Spa and Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse (Park&Ride).

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Cheltenham Spa.

Where is the London train station located? Where is the Cheltenham train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, London Victoria, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of London. The most popular arrival train station in Cheltenham, called Cheltenham Spa, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

Which train companies should I travel with from London to Cheltenham?
Take the London to Cheltenham train with Great Western Railway. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from London to Cheltenham as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services per day are there to Cheltenham from London?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from London to Cheltenham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from London to Cheltenham? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this route departs from London at 7: 09 AM. The last train leaves from London at 9: 30 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from London to Cheltenham and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy train tickets to Cheltenham from London to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from London to Cheltenham is on average $48 (€38) if you buy 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 companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from London to Cheltenham available a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Cheltenham
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport. Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176