If you’re looking for the nearest train station to Cheltenham Racecourse, you’ll need to take a train to Cheltenham Spa. From London, you can reach Cheltenham Spa train station in approximately 2 hours, give or take. From Birmingham, the journey is around 45 minutes, while those travelling down from Manchester can expect an average journey time of 2h 20m. Once you get to Cheltenham Spa, there’s a regular shuttle bus service that can ferry you the short distance to the racecourse itself. Or, if you’re feeling up to the task, the journey can be made on foot in around 40 minutes!

Having held its current location in Prestbury Park for close to two centuries, Cheltenham Racecourse has established itself as one of Britain’s premier venues for horse racing. Its most prestigious race – the Gold Cup – takes place during the Cheltenham Festival and has an estimated prize of around £600,000 for the 1st place finisher!

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 20:15
Saturday 05:45 - 19:15
Sunday 08:15 - 20:15
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces150
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£200.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces134
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Platform 1 and car park
Cycle storage notes<p>Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge restriction apply please pick a "cycling by train" leaflet at your local station.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Access ramps steeper than 1:12 gradient but staff assistance available.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

Departures and arrivals from Cheltenham Spa

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Cheltenham Spa station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BrightonGreat Western Railway11:351Late
to Great MalvernGreat Western Railway11:482On time
to PlymouthCrossCountry11:521On time
to NottinghamCrossCountry11:592On time
to Swindon (Wilts)Great Western Railway11:591On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Swindon (Wilts)Great Western Railway11:302On time
from Great MalvernGreat Western Railway11:341Late
from Southampton CentralGreat Western Railway11:462On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)CrossCountry11:501On time
from Cardiff CentralCrossCountry11:582On time

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