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Cheap train tickets from Cheltenham to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Cross Country
08:402h19
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
10:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£901One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Cross Country
07:402h19
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
09:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£901One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
07:552h34
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
10:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£971One-way
1 change
Avanti West Coast
07:142h30
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
09:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£971One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:152h29
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
10:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£971One-way
2 changes

Train timetableCheltenham to Manchester

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 April
Cross Country
06:003h29
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
09:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
07:142h30
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
09:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 changes
Cross Country
07:402h19
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
09:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes
Cross Country
07:552h34
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
10:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
1 change
Avanti West Coast
08:152h29
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
10:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
2 changes
Cross Country
08:402h19
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
10:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
0 changes

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Train times from Cheltenham to Manchester

Showing times and prices for 24 Apr

Fastest Journey

2 h 19 m

Average

2 h 36 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

176 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Cheltenham for Manchester every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Cross Country
08:402h19
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
10:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£901One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Cross Country
07:402h19
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
09:59Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£901One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:152h29
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
10:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£971One-way
2 changes
Avanti West Coast
07:142h30
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
09:44Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£971One-way
2 changes
Cross Country
07:552h34
Cheltenham Spa (CNM)
10:29Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
£971One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Cheltenham to Manchester

distanceDistance109 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price£73 (€81)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry or Virgin Trains

Trains from Cheltenham to Manchester cover the 109 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 18 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £38, but the average price of train tickets is £73. Travellers depart most frequently from Cheltenham Spa and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

Train companies: CrossCountry and Virgin Trains trains Cheltenham to Manchester

For as little as £37 you can travel by train to Manchester from Cheltenham with CrossCountry and Virgin Trains. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

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

  • Average Duration: 2 h 19 min
  • Cheapest Price: £37
  • CrossCountry frequency: 16 a day

Trains from Cheltenham to Manchester

Trains from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly operate throughout the day, with around 30 services to choose from, even at weekends. With between 1-3 departures every hour spread throughout the day, there are plenty of trains to choose from. The journey can be as quick as 2 hours and 15 minutes for the fastest direct services making rail travel a great choice.

Which train companies travel from Cheltenham to Manchester Piccadilly?

Trains between Cheltenham and Manchester are operated by three train companies; Cross Country, Virgin Trains and West Midlands Railway. Cross Country trains tend to be direct or require just one train. Virgin Trains tend to require 1-2 changes at Crewe and Birmingham New Street. West Midlands only runs around one service a day and it tends to be the longest, with 3 changes.

How long is the train from Cheltenham to Manchester?

Train journeys from Cheltenham to Manchester can take as little as 2 hours and 15 minutes for the direct services. However, other routes have between 1-3 changes and can take anything from 2 hours 30 minutes to 8 hours 30 minutes depending on the train you catch.

How many trains are there from Cheltenham to Manchester?

There are around 30 trains that run each day between Cheltenham to Manchester and usually 1-3 departures every hour. Departures are spread throughout the day from the early morning through til the evening. Service regularity continues over the weekend, giving passengers options whenever they decide to travel.

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

 

Departure train station: Cheltenham Spa is located about a mile out of the main town centre, which takes between 10-15 minutes by the local bus, or five minutes by taxi. The train station has ticketing facilities, foo and dining options, shops, accessible toilets and a waiting room.

Arrival train station: Manchester Piccadilly is located directly in then centre and is the city's biggest train station. There is a taxi rank directly outside and the Metro service operates from the station. Piccadilly Gardens is home to the city bus services, and it's just a five minute walk away. Inside you'll find shops, eateries, a supermarket, ATMs, showers and accessible toilets, ticketing facilities, free Wi-Fi and seating areas.

FAQs: Cheltenham to Manchester train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cheltenham to Manchester 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 Manchester.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cheltenham to Manchester can start from as little as £38 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cheltenham to Manchester is £73; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Cheltenham to Manchester is 2 h 18 min   to travel the 109 mile long route, with around there are 16 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cheltenham to Manchester leaves at 05: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cheltenham to Manchester leaves at 16: 40.
There are 16 trains a day from Cheltenham to Manchester which require at least one change with CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the best Cheltenham to Manchester train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Cheltenham and Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Cheltenham, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Cheltenham Spa and Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse (Park&Ride). When arriving in Manchester, you can end your trip in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

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 Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.5 miles (766 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Cheltenham to Manchester by train is November.
You have options as you can travel to Manchester from Cheltenham 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Cheltenham and Manchester

Cheltenham
Manchester
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 Manchester.
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Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse (Park& Ride)

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