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from Cheltenham to Leicester

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Travel Information from Cheltenham to Leicester

distanceDistance64 miles (104 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £22
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 5 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £22 • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Take a coach or train to travel 64 miles (104 km) between Cheltenham and Leicester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Cheltenham to Leicester.

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

There are 2 ways to travel between Cheltenham and Leicester including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Leicester from Cheltenham?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Leicester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £12.

This is compared to other travel options to Leicester:

A coach is £9 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Cheltenham to Leicester costing on average £22.

What is the fastest way to Leicester from Cheltenham?

The fastest way from Cheltenham to Leicester is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 55 min.

Other travel options from Cheltenham to Leicester can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Leicester by coach can take on average 5 h 5 min.

How far is it from Cheltenham to Leicester?

You should expect to travel around 64 miles (104 km) from Cheltenham to Leicester.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cheltenham to Leicester?

The average frequency per day from Cheltenham to Leicester is:

  • 25 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Coaches most often depart from Cheltenham at Cheltenham, Royal Well Bus Station and arrive in Leicester at Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Trains from Cheltenham to Leicester most often leave from Cheltenham Spa and arrive in Leicester.
Which travel companies can get me from Cheltenham to Leicester?

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

  • National Express can take you to Leicester by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Cheltenham to Leicester for £12.
  • Travel with Cross Country to go to Leicester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Cross Country Cheltenham to Leicester tickets on Omio for £22.
Can I travel directly from Cheltenham to Leicester?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cheltenham to Leicester with the following travel companies:

  • You can find a direct coach to Leicester with.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Leicester tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Cheltenham to Leicester?
Your journey from Cheltenham to Leicester doesn't have to end in Leicester. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Birmingham or Manchester to your Cheltenham to Leicester trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leicester today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets between Cheltenham and Leicester online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Cheltenham and Leicester, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £12 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £22 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cheltenham to Leicester online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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