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The train from London to Cheltenham usually takes around 2h 1m but can take just 1h 55m on the fastest services, with around 24 trains running on this popular route every day. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.
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, take the train during Off-Peak times. You can also get a Railcard if you’re travelling by train more than a few times a year – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys.
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The average journey time by train between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa is 2 hours and 5 minutes, with around 25 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 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa is 1 hour and 58 minutes.
Train ticket prices from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa 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 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa without having to change trains. There are 25 direct trains from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa leaves at 04:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa leaves at 21:28. 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 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa 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 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa 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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