Cardiff to Cheltenham train

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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Cheltenham

Showing times and prices for 22 Apr

Cheapest

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

Transport for Wales
06:101h18
Cardiff
07:28Cheltenham
£91One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
09:081h18
Cardiff
10:26Cheltenham
£111One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
07:081h16
Cardiff
08:24Cheltenham
£111One-way
0 changes

Train timetableCardiff to Cheltenham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 22 April
Transport for Wales
06:101h18
Cardiff
07:28Cheltenham
0 changes
Transport for Wales
09:081h18
Cardiff
10:26Cheltenham
0 changes
Transport for Wales
07:081h16
Cardiff
08:24Cheltenham
0 changes

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Train times from Cardiff to Cheltenham

Showing times and prices for 22 Apr

Fastest Journey

1 h 16 m

Average

1 h 17 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

89 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Cardiff for Cheltenham every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Transport for Wales
07:081h16
Cardiff
08:24Cheltenham
£111One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
06:101h18
Cardiff
07:28Cheltenham
£91One-way
0 changes
Transport for Wales
09:081h18
Cardiff
10:26Cheltenham
£111One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Cheltenham

distanceDistance55 miles
durationAverage train duration1 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price£9 (€10)
frequencyTrain frequency21 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Great Western Rail

Trains from Cardiff to Cheltenham cover the 55 miles long route taking on average 1 h 13 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Great Western Rail. Normally, there are 21 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £7, but the average price of train tickets is £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Cheltenham Spa.

Train companies: CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Great Western Rail trains Cardiff to Cheltenham

For as little as £12 you can travel by train to Cheltenham from Cardiff with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales and Great Western Rail. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Cardiff to 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.

CrossCountry from Cardiff to Cheltenham train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 6 min
  • Cheapest Price: £99
  • CrossCountry frequency: 6 a day

FAQs: Cardiff to Cheltenham train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff 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
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Cheltenham can start from as little as £7 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff to Cheltenham is £9; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cardiff to Cheltenham train time is 1 h 13 min   covering the 55 mile long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff to Cheltenham leaves at 06: 10. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff to Cheltenham leaves at 18: 50.
There are 21 trains a day from Cardiff to Cheltenham which require at least one change with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Great Western Rail. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Cardiff to Cheltenham train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry, Transport for Wales or Great Western Rail. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Cheltenham from Cardiff to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 18: 50.

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

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cheltenham Spa, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Cardiff to Cheltenham is January.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Cheltenham from Cardiff including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and Cheltenham

Cardiff
Cheltenham
Cardiff Central is the most popular Cardiff 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 Cardiff for your journey to Cheltenham.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Cardiff Queen Street
Onward travel information: Limited service from stop outside station Mondays to Fridays
Location for Rail Replacement Services: For services towards Cardiff Central use the bus stop at the front of the station. For services towards Cathays use the bus stop in front of the shop opposite the station entrance. Please ask a member of station staff if you are unsure of which stop to use.
Rhoose Cardiff International AirportParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3333211202
Public transport options for Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at bus stop on Station Road adjacent to level crossing
Cardiff BayParkingTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Cardiff Bay
Onward travel information: There is a bus stop outside the station.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at the bus stop close to the station entrance on Bute Street
Whitchurch (Cardiff)ParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Whitchurch (Cardiff)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Along the A470 (Northern Avenue) towards Cardiff at the bus stop after the junction with Caedelyn Road

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