Travel comfortably from Birmingham to Cheltenham with CrossCountry and take advantage of Advance tickets even on the day of travel, up to 15 minutes before departure.
Travelling from Birmingham to Cheltenham with CrossCountry takes approximately 40 minutes. The short journey offers great views from the windows, as the trains travel through small towns and villages before reaching Cheltenham.
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Travelling to Cheltenham
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Travelling from Birmingham to Cheltenham
As the cultural centre of The Cotswolds, Cheltenham is infamous for its beautiful scenery. Ever since mineral springs were found here in 1716, people have visited Cheltenham to pamper themselves at one of the many spas and health retreats that call the town home. Cheltenham is a year-round destination and provides great shopping, theatre and festivals, as well as long country walks. All activities should be completed with an obligatory cup of tea and slice of cake in one of Cheltenham’s many quaint cafes.
Are there direct trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham?
Yes, all the trains from Birmingham New Street Station to Cheltenham Station are direct services.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Birmingham to Cheltenham?
Take advantage of a full range of onboard amenities whilst travelling from Birmingham to Cheltenham with CrossCountry. Dedicated luggage storage areas, table seats and plug sockets are all in place to make your journey a comfortable one. A trolley service on board provides drinks and light refreshments, should you get peckish. If you fancy even more comfort, we recommend upgrading to a First Class ticket.
Does Cheltenham Station have step-free access?
Cheltenham Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility requirements. You will find ramps for train access, step-free access to the entire station and specialist assistance should it be required. Wheelchairs are also available; booking in advance is recommended.
How far is the city centre?
The city centre is a speedy five-minute walk from Cheltenham Station, making it easy to start exploring.
Does the station have family areas?
Families visiting Cheltenham Station will find baby changing facilities, waiting rooms and toilets.
For further information about Cheltenham Station. check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Cheltenham
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Cheltenham
As Cheltenham city centre is so close to the station, you can easily walk there. However, if you’re going elsewhere, buses run from outside the main entrance to the station. There is also a taxi rank outside the station for those who prefer a more direct journey.
Shopping in Cheltenham
There are plenty of shopping options to enjoy in Cheltenham. Well-known high street brands can be found on Cheltenham High Street, which is mainly pedestrianised. The open-air Promenade is home to other high street brands, as well as unique independent shops like Promenade Antiques. Located just after Imperial Gardens, visitors can enjoy shopping in Montpellier and The Suffolks, where everything from beautiful dresses to antiques and homewares can be bought.
Culture in Cheltenham
Filled with culture and history, Cheltenham has always been a popular weekend break destination. A charming English spa town, it draws visitors in with its rich heritage and architecture. Explore the footpaths along the Cotswold Way, or take a stroll through one of the town’s many parks and gardens. Cheltenham Racecourse, home to the Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup, is close by and worth a visit if the races are on. You can also find great artistic performances in Cheltenham, at venues like The Everyman, The Playhouse and The Bacon Theatre.
Spending time in Cheltenham?
However long you plan to visit Cheltenham for, there is plenty to see and do. We recommend you check out our Guide to Cheltenham to make it easy to plan yours perfect trip.
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