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Trains from Cheltenham to London: Journey Details

There are two sensible ways to travel between Cheltenham and London by train. The first is a direct stopping service operated by First Great Western, the second is a fast service with one change at Swindon aboard London Midland. Each route operates hourly and the journey time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes for both (depending on connections). On weekday mornings, the first train departs Cheltenham Spa just before 06.00 a.m. arriving in London Paddington after just 08.00. Last trains are more complicated and will often involve waiting for connecting trains. One should anticipate departing Cheltenham before 09.00 p.m. if hoping to reach London on the same day. Weekend services are fewer but use the same routes and franchises. Advance tickets are available on trains from Cheltenham to London at a favourable price.

Taking the Train from Cheltenham

Cheltenham Spa station is just outside the town centre with good local transport links. It is within a short bus or taxi ride from the main attractions of town including the racecourse, ladies college and the famous literary festival.

Getting into London by Train

When arriving at Paddington, day trippers or business travellers can quickly and easily transfer onto the District, Circle or Hammersmith & City lines of the London underground to reach any final destination in London. As a guide, it will take a further 25 minutes from the station to reach Theatre Land, and an hour for the Olympic Park in Stratford. There are also frequent buses serving Oxford Street, other London rail termini and the West End of London with its theatres, restaurants and shopping opportunities. These services operate throughout the night, albeit with reduced frequency. A black taxi rank is also situated above Paddington's platform 12 with lift and escalator access.

Travel Tips

Trains from Cheltenham to London
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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to London from Cheltenham cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Cheltenham to London for the next 7 days starting from £26  one way.
How much does the train from Cheltenham to London cost on average?
If you’re looking to book tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cheltenham to London train prices are on average £34  one way.
What is the distance by train from Cheltenham to London?
The train distance from Cheltenham to London is around 87 miles (141 km).
How long is the train journey to London from Cheltenham?
On average the train from Cheltenham to London duration is 2 h  for the 87 miles (141 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Cheltenham goes to London? Which train station do I come into London from Cheltenham?

Some of the Cheltenham train stations to London you can start your journey from include Cheltenham Spa and Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse (Park&Ride). Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in London include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Cheltenham Spa   and arriving in London Victoria.

Where is the departure train station in Cheltenham located? Where is the arrival train station in London located?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Cheltenham Spa and travel around 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) from the train station to the city centre in London.

What train companies go from Cheltenham to London?
For the best Cheltenham to London train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Great Western Railway. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to London from Cheltenham to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there between Cheltenham and London?
On average, there are 17 trains a day from Cheltenham to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How early should I buy train tickets to London from Cheltenham to score the best deals?
If you book Cheltenham to London train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £34. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Cheltenham and London. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cheltenham
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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 London.