Edinburgh to Cheltenham train

Wed, 24 Jul
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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Cheltenham

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Cheapest

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

Avanti West Coast
08:525h22
Edinburgh
14:14Cheltenham
£801One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
10:525h22
Edinburgh
16:14Cheltenham
£1161One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:055h45
Edinburgh
13:50Cheltenham
£2131One-way
0 changes

Train timetableEdinburgh to Cheltenham

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 July
Avanti West Coast
10:525h22
Edinburgh
16:14Cheltenham
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:525h22
Edinburgh
14:14Cheltenham
0 changes
Cross Country
08:055h45
Edinburgh
13:50Cheltenham
0 changes

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Train times from Edinburgh to Cheltenham

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Fastest Journey

5 h 22 m

Average

5 h 29 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

456 km

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

Avanti West Coast
10:525h22
Edinburgh
16:14Cheltenham
£1161One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
08:525h22
Edinburgh
14:14Cheltenham
£801One-way
0 changes
Cross Country
08:055h45
Edinburgh
13:50Cheltenham
£2131One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Cheltenham

distanceDistance283 miles
durationAverage train duration5 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price£138 (€156)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry or Virgin Trains

Trains from Edinburgh to Cheltenham cover the 283 miles long journey taking on average 5 h 22 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £53, but the average price of train tickets is £138. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Cheltenham Spa.

Train companies: CrossCountry and Virgin Trains trains Edinburgh to Cheltenham

Travel from Edinburgh to Cheltenham from £53 with Omio’s train partners CrossCountry and Virgin Trains! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Edinburgh 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.

Edinburgh to Cheltenham train information with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 33 min
  • Cheapest Price: £93
  • CrossCountry frequency: 8 a day

FAQs: Edinburgh to Cheltenham train

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Cheltenham.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Cheltenham can start from as little as £53 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Cheltenham is £138; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Edinburgh to Cheltenham train travel time is 5 h 22 min   for the 283 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Cheltenham leaves at 05: 05. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Cheltenham leaves at 16: 52.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh to Cheltenham without having to change trains with CrossCountry. There are 8 direct trains from Edinburgh to Cheltenham each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Edinburgh to Cheltenham train with CrossCountry or Virgin Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Cheltenham from Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Edinburgh, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh Gateway. 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 Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) 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.

The cheapest month to travel from Edinburgh to Cheltenham by train is March.
You have options as you can travel from Edinburgh to Cheltenham 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Cheltenham

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Cheltenham
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip between Edinburgh and Cheltenham.
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Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
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 Edinburgh.
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