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from Cheltenham to Cardiff

You can get from Cheltenham to Cardiff by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cheltenham to Cardiff on 27 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:46Cheltenham Spa1h22 10:08Cardiff Central
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08:46Cheltenham Spa1h22 10:08Cardiff Central
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10:15Cheltenham Spa1h10 11:25Cardiff Central
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11:15Cheltenham Spa1h10 12:25Cardiff Central
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13:15Cheltenham Spa1h10 14:25Cardiff Central
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Travel Information from Cheltenham to Cardiff

distanceDistance55 miles (88 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£15 - £17
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £15 • 1 h 8 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £15 • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 55 miles (88 km) to Cardiff from Cheltenham. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £15. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cheltenham to Cardiff.

Travel Tips

Travel from Cheltenham to Cardiff
Travel to Cardiff 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 Cardiff.
What are my travel options from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

You can travel between Cheltenham and Cardiff 2 different ways: coach or train.

How do I get from Cheltenham to Cardiff the cheapest way?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cheltenham to Cardiff, which costs on average £15.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cardiff:

A train is generally £3 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £17 from Cheltenham to Cardiff.

What is the quickest way from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

The fastest way to get to Cardiff from Cheltenham is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 8 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cardiff that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 3 h 5 min.

How far is Cardiff from Cheltenham?

The distance from Cheltenham to Cardiff is approximately 55 miles (88 km).

How many services a day are there from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

The average frequency per day from Cheltenham to Cardiff is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cheltenham and Cardiff as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Cheltenham to Cardiff, where do I depart from Cheltenham and where do I arrive in Cardiff?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cheltenham to Cardiff:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Cheltenham, Royal Well Bus Station and tend to arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.
  • Trains from Cheltenham to Cardiff most often leave from Cheltenham Spa and arrive in Cardiff Central.
Which travel operators can get me from Cheltenham to Cardiff?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Cheltenham to Cardiff, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Cardiff by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express Cheltenham to Cardiff tickets on Omio for £17.
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Cardiff by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Cheltenham to Cardiff tickets on Omio for £15.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Cardiff from Cheltenham?
Looking to extend your trip from Cheltenham to Cardiff? Many Omio customers who go from Cheltenham to Cardiff usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Bristol or Birmingham. If you're looking to explore London, Bristol or Birmingham from Cardiff, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I purchase tickets from Cheltenham to Cardiff online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Cheltenham to Cardiff, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is on average £17 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £15 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Cheltenham to Cardiff tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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