Want to find out more about taking the train from Cheltenham to London? Look no further.
The train from Cheltenham to London usually takes around 2h 3m but can take just 1h 56m on the fastest services, with around 23 trains running on this popular route every day. There’s no need for any changes along the way either, as there are direct trains available to your destination.
Great Western Railway is the main operator on this route. Free WiFi is available on most services, as well as hot and cold snacks and drinks on some of their high-speed services.
If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time and get a Railcard. You can check ticket prices in our Journey Planner at the top of the page.
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The average journey time by train between Cheltenham Spa and London Paddington is 2 hours and 6 minutes, with around 22 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington is 1 hour and 57 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington can start from as little as £18.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington without having to change trains. There are 22 direct trains from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington leaves at 03:56. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington leaves at 21:01. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington cover a distance of around 86 miles (139 km) during the journey.
If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington is right for you.
National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.
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