Birmingham to Cheltenham train

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Cheltenham

Showing times and prices for 18 Aug

Cheapest

£32

Average

£32

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.

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17:12Birmingham New Street0h38 17:50Cheltenham Spa
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£321One-way

Train schedule Birmingham to Cheltenham

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Fastest train times from Birmingham to Cheltenham

Showing times and prices for 18 Aug

Fastest Journey

38 m

Average

38 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

66 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Birmingham for Cheltenham every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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17:12Birmingham New Street0h38 17:50Cheltenham Spa
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£321One-way

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Cheltenham

distanceDistance40 miles
durationAverage train duration38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£24 (€27)
frequencyTrain frequency31 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 31 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesCross Country

Trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham cover the 40 miles long trip taking on average 38 min with our travel partners like Cross Country. Normally, there are 31 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £24, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £12. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Cheltenham Spa.

Train companies: CrossCountry trains Birmingham to Cheltenham

Find the best trains to Cheltenham from Birmingham with Omio's travel partners CrossCountry from £12. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

CrossCountry

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

Find the perfect CrossCountry train to Cheltenham from Birmingham for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest CrossCountry train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train to Cheltenham from Birmingham. You can also check relevant travel information for the CrossCountry train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap CrossCountry train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 40 miles (65 km) on this trip and your CrossCountry Birmingham to Cheltenham train ticket can cost as little as £12 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for CrossCountry tickets between Birmingham and Cheltenham in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

CrossCountry from Birmingham to Cheltenham train information:

  • Average Duration: 42 min
  • Average Price: £12
  • CrossCountry frequency: 32 a day

Trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham

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.

Birmingham to Cheltenham Train Departures

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. 

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

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.

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

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.

Which train companies travel from Birmingham to Cheltenham?

The train route from Birmingham to Cheltenham is operated primarily by CrossCountry, with one late night trip offered by West Midlands Railway.

 CrossCountry Birmingham to Cheltenham

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 Birmingham to Cheltenham

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.

Trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham: Services on board

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.

How do I find cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Cheltenham?

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Cheltenham.
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You can find a cheap train from Birmingham to Cheltenham for some dates and times for as low as £12  one way in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Cheltenham from Birmingham is £24  one way.
The train distance from Birmingham to Cheltenham is around 40 miles.
On average the train from Birmingham to Cheltenham duration is 38 min  for the 40 miles long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

There are a few train stations in Birmingham to start your trip from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham International. In Cheltenham you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Cheltenham Spa and Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse (Park&Ride).

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street   and arrive in Cheltenham Spa.

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Birmingham New Street and need to travel around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Cheltenham most often arrive at Cheltenham Spa and need to travel around 1.2 miles (2 km) from this train station to the city centre.

If you're looking for trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham, you can rely on Cross Country to get you to Cheltenham. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Birmingham to Cheltenham route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
On average, there are 31 trains a day from Birmingham to Cheltenham. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first Birmingham to Cheltenham train departs at 04: 37   and the last train from Birmingham to Cheltenham leaves at 21: 12. Check out the most up-to-date Birmingham to Cheltenham train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
If you book a train ticket to Cheltenham from Birmingham within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £24 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Birmingham to Cheltenham are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Cheltenham
Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your journey to Cheltenham.
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Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
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Public transport options for Birmingham Moor Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: This station is not usually served by rail replacement buses, due to difficult road access. Replacement buses stop at Birmingham Snow Hill station.
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Public transport options for Birmingham International
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.

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