Cheltenham to Edinburgh train

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Cheap train tickets from Cheltenham to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Cheapest

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

Cross Country
08:155h53
Cheltenham
14:08Edinburgh
£2081One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
18:155h26
Cheltenham
23:41Edinburgh
£2261One-way
0 changes

Train timetableCheltenham to Edinburgh

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 April
Cross Country
08:155h53
Cheltenham
14:08Edinburgh
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
18:155h26
Cheltenham
23:41Edinburgh
0 changes

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Train times from Cheltenham to Edinburgh

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Fastest Journey

5 h 26 m

Average

5 h 39 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

456 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Cheltenham for Edinburgh every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
18:155h26
Cheltenham
23:41Edinburgh
£2261One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:155h53
Cheltenham
14:08Edinburgh
£2081One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Cheltenham to Edinburgh

distanceDistance283 miles
durationAverage train duration5 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price£199 (€219)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Virgin Trains

Trains from Cheltenham to Edinburgh cover the 283 miles long trip taking on average 5 h 9 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £199, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £114. Travellers depart most frequently from Cheltenham Spa and arrive in Edinburgh Waverley.

Train providers: CrossCountry, TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains trains Cheltenham to Edinburgh

Travel to Edinburgh from Cheltenham from £117 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry, TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Edinburgh from 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 Cheltenham to Edinburgh with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 3 min
  • Cheapest Price: £391
  • CrossCountry frequency: 12 a day

FAQs: Cheltenham to Edinburgh train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cheltenham to Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cheltenham to Edinburgh can start from as little as £114 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cheltenham to Edinburgh is £199; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cheltenham to Edinburgh train travel time is 5 h 9 min   for the 283 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cheltenham to Edinburgh leaves at 07: 14. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cheltenham to Edinburgh leaves at 13: 11.
There are 12 trains a day from Cheltenham to Edinburgh which require at least one change with CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Cheltenham to Edinburgh train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry, TransPennine Express or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Edinburgh from Cheltenham to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Cheltenham, you have various train station options to start your route from including Cheltenham Spa and Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse (Park&Ride). When arriving in Edinburgh, you can end your route in train stations like Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Gateway and Edinburgh Park.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cheltenham Spa, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Edinburgh Waverley, located 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Cheltenham to Edinburgh is March.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Edinburgh from Cheltenham including taking a train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Cheltenham and Edinburgh

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Cheltenham Spa is the most popular Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham for your journey to Edinburgh.
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