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from Cheltenham to Cardiff

You can get from Cheltenham to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cheltenham to Cardiff on Sep 27 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:46AMCheltenham Spa1h22 10:08AMCardiff Central
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08:46AMCheltenham Spa1h22 10:08AMCardiff Central
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10:15AMCheltenham Spa1h10 11:25AMCardiff Central
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08:15AMCheltenham Spa1h10 09:25AMCardiff Central
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09:15AMCheltenham Spa1h10 10:25AMCardiff Central
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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sep 26
$21Cross Country
Sep 27
$12Arriva Trains Wales
Oct 1
$12Arriva Trains Wales
$17National Express
Oct 2
$21Cross Country
$24National Express

Travel Information between Cheltenham and Cardiff

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$21 - $24
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $21 (€17) • 1 h 8 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $21 (€17) • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 55 miles (88 km) by bus or train from Cheltenham to Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $21 (€17). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Cheltenham to Cardiff.

Travel Tips

Travel from Cheltenham to Cardiff
Travel to Cardiff 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 Cheltenham to Cardiff.
How do I get from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from Cheltenham to Cardiff. You can take a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

The cheapest way to go to Cardiff from Cheltenham is by taking a train, which costs on average $21 (€17).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cardiff:

A train is $4 (€3) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Cheltenham to Cardiff costing on average $24 (€19).

What is the fastest way to get from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

The fastest way to get to Cardiff from Cheltenham is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 8 min.

Other travel options to Cardiff can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 5 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Cheltenham to Cardiff would I travel?

The distance from Cheltenham to Cardiff is approximately 55 miles (88 km).

How many services a day are there from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

The average frequency per day from Cheltenham to Cardiff is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Cardiff from Cheltenham as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Cheltenham to Cardiff:

  • Buses mostly leave from Cheltenham, Gloucester Road / Princess Elizabeth Way and tend to arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Trains from Cheltenham to Cardiff most often leave from Cheltenham Spa and arrive in Cardiff Central.
Which travel operators can get me to Cardiff from Cheltenham?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cheltenham to Cardiff, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Cardiff by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Cheltenham to Cardiff tickets on Omio for $24 (€19).
  • Cross Country can take you to Cardiff by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Cross Country from Cheltenham to Cardiff for $21 (€17).
Where should I go next after I travel between Cheltenham and Cardiff?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Cheltenham to Cardiff often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Cheltenham and Cardiff itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Cardiff and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Cardiff from Cheltenham online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Cheltenham to Cardiff, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $24 (€19) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $21 (€17) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Cheltenham to Cardiff tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cheltenham Spa
Cheltenham Spa (Arle Court)
Ostseebad Binz, Großbahnhof

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