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Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly by train

It takes an average of 2h 22m to travel from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly by train, over a distance of around 109 miles (176 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly and tickets for this journey start from £26.50 when you book in advance.

First train

06:40

Last train

18:40

Departure station

Cheltenham Spa

Arrival station

Manchester Piccadilly

Journey time

From 2h 19m

Distance

109 miles (176 km)

Frequency

12 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £26.50

Train operators

CrossCountry

Travel from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly by train in 2h 19m

Looking to travel from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly by train? You've come to the right place!

There are around 15 trains running between Cheltenham Spa and Manchester Piccadilly daily, which usually take 2h 24m to complete the journey over 109 miles (176 km). Good news! There are direct trains available on this route, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. You can travel on this route with CrossCountry. You'll reach your destination in just 2h 19m on the fastest services. Sit back, relax and enjoy CrossCountry’s onboard services, including free WiFi and a catering service.

If you want to save money, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start a search for cheap train tickets with us today. Want to check if trains are running? Use our timetable to view live train times from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly take?

The average journey time by train between Cheltenham Spa and Manchester Piccadilly is 2 hours and 22 minutes, with around 12 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Cheltenham Spa and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly is 2 hours and 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly cost?

Train ticket prices from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly can start from as little as £26.50 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.

Is there a direct train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The first train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 06:40. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The last train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 18:40. 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.

What's the distance between Cheltenham Spa and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

Trains travelling from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly cover a distance of around 109 miles (176 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Cheltenham Spa.

Cheap train tickets from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly

Train tickets from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly start at £26.50 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

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Consider a Season Ticket

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 Manchester Piccadilly is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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