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Cheltenham - Birmingham Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity coaches per day from Cheltenham to Birmingham. Traveling by coach from Cheltenham to Birmingham usually takes around one hour and 19 minutes, but the fastest Megabus coach can make the trip in just one hour and 10 minutes.

Distance41 mi (67 km)
Shortest duration1h 10m
Cheapest price£6.69
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceMegabus
Coach lines2

How much is a coach ticket from Cheltenham to Birmingham?

£11.57 is the average price of a bus ticket from Cheltenham to Birmingham. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Cheltenham to Birmingham, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around £13 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

What coach companies travel from Cheltenham to Birmingham?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Cheltenham to Birmingham that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Megabus usually offers more choice, with 6 scheduled trips per day.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Megabus61h 10m£11.15
National Express41h 26m£12.97
  • Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of one hour and 19 minutes to cover the 41 miles from Cheltenham to Birmingham. However, the fastest coach only takes an hour and 10 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short coach trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Birmingham. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

The first coach leaves at 06:00 and the last coach leaves at 21:00. To see the times for all coaches from Cheltenham to Birmingham, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled coaches that travel from Cheltenham to Birmingham every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct coaches which you can take the entire route from Cheltenham to Birmingham without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Cheltenham to Birmingham; ticket prices start at £12.18.

City Information

Birmingham

As the second-largest city in the UK, Birmingham effortlessly blends the city’s quaint vibe with modern-day high-rises. One of the top local attractions is St. Martin in the Bull Ring, the original parish church of Birmingham. Featuring remarkable Gothic Revival architecture standing in stark contrast with the futuristic-looking shopping centers, the church is a great spot for travelers looking for a bit of respite. As you stroll around the city, don’t forget to visit the famous Cadbury World, which details the long history of the brand, as well as all the products it produces. For culturally-inclined activities, head to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, which offers over 40 exhibits.

If you wish to try out authentic Indian dishes with a local twist, head over to Pushkar. For those who wish to enjoy a more upscale dining experience, Bank offers a chic menu in an elegant setting.

The principal rail station is Birmingham New Street Station, which is the busiest train station in the UK. The Birmingham Coach Station offers coach services by National Express as far as London and Dublin. The city’s main airport is the Birmingham Airport, which is located 6 miles east of the city center.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Cheltenham?

Main departure station: Castlemaine Dr

Cheltenham has two coach stations with service to Birmingham.

All coach stations in Cheltenham:

  • Castlemaine Dr

  • 3 Royal Well Rd

Where does the coach arrive in Birmingham?

Main arrival station: Brunel St

These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Birmingham.

Coach stations in Birmingham:

  • Brunel St

  • Coach Station

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