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Cheltenham - Birmingham Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are usually 18 daily train trips available from Cheltenham to Birmingham. Traveling by train from Cheltenham to Birmingham usually takes 52 minutes, but the fastest CrossCountry train can make the trip in 39 minutes.

Distance41 mi (67 km)
Fastest train0h 39m
Lowest price£11.96
Trains per day17
Most frequent serviceCrossCountry
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Cheltenham to Birmingham?

2 train services operate from Cheltenham to Birmingham. CrossCountry usually has more trains scheduled, with 17 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
CrossCountry170h 49m£19.34
Great Western Railway11h 28m£32.15
  • CrossCountry operates an extensive rail network in the U.K., centered in Birmingham. In standard class, passengers enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard restrooms. Trains also contain a small café or a trolley that passes through the carriages. An upgrade to first-class gives passengers more legroom and complimentary food. The journey from Cheltenham to Birmingham usually takes about 0 hours and 49 minutes on a CrossCountry train. There are 17 trips on this route every day, and 0 daily trips on weekends.

  • Great Western Railway is a train company in the United Kingdom responsible for rail services in the west of England and south Wales, including many intercity services to and from London. Whether you book a seat on a standard or first-class carriage, you can expect plenty of legroom, complimentary WiFi, power outlets/USB charging points, and onboard restrooms. There are also café cars or snacks trolleys onboard.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Cheltenham and Birmingham is approximately 41 miles, or 67 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 39 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Birmingham.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Cheltenham to Birmingham on Wednesday. Tickets for Wednesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Cheltenham at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 18 scheduled trains on most days. 17 of these are direct connections to Birmingham. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Birmingham to Cheltenham.

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 is the train station in Cheltenham?

Main departure station: Cheltenham Spa Station

There is one train station in Cheltenham.

All train stations in Cheltenham:

  • Cheltenham Spa Station

Where is the train station in Birmingham?

Main arrival station: Birmingham New St

Birmingham receives travelers from Cheltenham at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Birmingham:

  • Birmingham New St

  • University (Birmingham)

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