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London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa by train

It takes an average of 2h 5m to travel from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa by train, over a distance of around 86 miles (139 km). There are normally 25 trains per day travelling from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa and tickets for this journey start from £18.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 58m
PriceFrom £18.90
Distance86 miles (139 km)
Frequency25 trains per day
First train04:35
Last train21:28
Departure stationLondon Paddington
Arrival stationCheltenham Spa
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Western Railway

London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa train times

Check out the next trains departing from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa for mardi 16 août 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:48 15:38 1h 50m, 1 change
14:18 16:14 1h 56m, 1 change
14:48 16:38 1h 50m, 1 change
15:18 17:13 1h 55m, 1 change
15:48 18:14 2h 26m, 1 change
15:55 18:50 2h 55m, 2 changes
16:18 18:54 2h 36m, 2 changes
16:30 19:06 2h 36m, direct
16:48 19:06 2h 18m, 1 change
17:18 19:13 1h 55m, 1 change

Travelling by train from London to Cheltenham

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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.

Keen to book your train tickets from London to Cheltenham? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to learn a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times from London to Cheltenham.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa? 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 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa is 1 hour and 58 minutes.

How much does the train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa?

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.

What time does the first train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa leave?

The first train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa leaves at 04:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa leave?

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.

What's the distance between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa by train?

Trains travelling from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa cover a distance of around 86 miles (139 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa

Train tickets from London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa start at £18.90 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.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

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 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

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