Southampton to Cheltenham by train

  • First train
    05:15
  • Last train
    23:38
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 21m
  • Distance
    117 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 7m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Southampton to Cheltenham by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Cheltenham take around 2 hours and 21 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 117 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Cheltenham.

1. Are there direct trains from Southampton to Cheltenham?

Journeys between Southampton and Cheltenham usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Southampton to Cheltenham every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 35 departures.

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

The Southampton to Cheltenham train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 21 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Cheltenham is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 05:15 and the last train is around 23:38. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 05:09, and the last at 23:10.

When to book Southampton 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 Southampton to Cheltenham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southampton and Cheltenham?

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

  • Arriva Trains Wales
  • CrossCountry
  • First Great Western
  • GWR
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland

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.