Chester to Cheltenham by train

  • First train
    04:22
  • Last train
    21:35
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 15m
  • Distance
    154 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    34
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 1m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Chester to Cheltenham by train

Fast trains from Chester to Cheltenham take around 2 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 154 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Chester and Cheltenham.

1. Are there direct trains from Chester to Cheltenham?

Journeys between Chester and Cheltenham usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 35 departures on the route from Chester to Cheltenham every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 30 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Chester to Cheltenham?

The Chester to Cheltenham train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Chester to Cheltenham train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cheltenham is usually scheduled to depart Chester around 04:22 and the last train is around 21:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Chester around 04:22, and the last at 23:01.

When to book Chester to Cheltenham train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Chester to Cheltenham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Chester and Cheltenham?

More than one train company operates on the route from Chester to Cheltenham, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • Transport For Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.