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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Cheltenham

Showing times and prices for 18 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Birmingham to Cheltenham is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Cross Country
09:120h38
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:50Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
£111One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Cross Country
08:120h38
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
08:50Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
£111One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:300h44
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:14Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
£151One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:300h45
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:15Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
£151One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:420h45
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:27Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
£151One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBirmingham to Cheltenham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 18 July
Cross Country
08:120h38
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
08:50Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
0 changes
Cross Country
08:300h45
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:15Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
0 changes
Cross Country
08:420h49
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:31Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:120h38
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:50Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:300h44
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:14Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
0 changes
Cross Country
09:420h45
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:27Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
0 changes

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Train times from Birmingham to Cheltenham

Showing times and prices for 18 Jul

Fastest Journey

38 m

Average

43 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

66 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Birmingham for Cheltenham every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
09:120h38
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:50Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
£111One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Cross Country
08:120h38
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
08:50Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
£111One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:300h44
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:14Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
£151One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:300h45
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
09:15Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
£151One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
09:420h45
Birmingham New Street (BHM)
10:27Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
£151One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Cheltenham

distanceDistance40 miles
durationAverage train duration38 min
priceAverage train ticket price£17 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry

Trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham cover the 40 miles long route taking on average 38 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £17, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £7. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Cheltenham Spa.

Train providers: CrossCountry trains Birmingham to Cheltenham

Buy your official CrossCountry train tickets to Cheltenham from Birmingham from £7 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Birmingham and Cheltenham. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

Train information from Birmingham to Cheltenham with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 38 min
  • Cheapest Price: £7
  • CrossCountry frequency: 25 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.

FAQs: Birmingham to Cheltenham train

FAQs: Travel by train from Birmingham 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.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Cheltenham can start from as little as £7 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Birmingham to Cheltenham is £17; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Cheltenham from Birmingham is on average 38 min   for the 40 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between Birmingham and Cheltenham by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Birmingham to Cheltenham leaves at 04: 37. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Birmingham to Cheltenham leaves at 22: 12.
Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day from Birmingham to Cheltenham with CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
When taking a train from Birmingham to Cheltenham, you can count on CrossCountry for the best way to get you to Cheltenham. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Cheltenham from Birmingham and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 12.

When departing from Birmingham, you have various train station options to start your route from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill. When arriving in Cheltenham, you can end your route in train stations like Cheltenham Spa and Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse (Park&Ride).

Passengers board the train most frequently from Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cheltenham Spa, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Cheltenham from Birmingham is worth doing with a journey time of 38 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Birmingham to Cheltenham is March.
You have options as you can travel to Cheltenham from Birmingham 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Birmingham and Cheltenham

Birmingham
Cheltenham
The major railway station for departures from Birmingham is Birmingham New Street. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Birmingham New Street for your trip between Birmingham and Cheltenham.
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LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
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.
The major train station for arrivals in Cheltenham is Cheltenham Spa. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cheltenham Spa for your trip to Cheltenham from Birmingham.
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