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Trains from Bristol to Cheltenham take approximately 40 minutes to complete the journey. This route is a popular one, with many trains servicing the journey during the week and over the weekend. The fairly 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 Bristol to Cheltenham
Located on the outskirts of the Cotswolds, the spa town of Cheltenham is famous for its beautiful scenery. Mineral springs were found here in 1716 and it is now a firm favourite with those looking for a place to rejuvenate, as there are many spas and health retreats that call the town home. As well as a host of music and literary festivals, the Cheltenham Festival is one of the biggest events on the horse racing calendar.
Are there direct trains from Bristol to Cheltenham?
Yes, all of the trains from Bristol to Cheltenham are direct services.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Bristol to Cheltenham?
While travelling from Bristol to Cheltenham you can take advantage of a full range of onboard amenities. These include dedicated areas to store luggage, table seats and charging points. An at-seat service providing light refreshments and drinks can also be found in the coaches. For the next level of comfort, why not treat yourself to a First Class seat?
Does Cheltenham Station have step-free access?
Cheltenham Station is fully accessible to those with a range of requirements. At the station, 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 and booking in advance is recommended.
How far is the city centre?
Cheltenham Station is conveniently located just a stone’s throw from the city centre and can be reached within a five-minute walk.
Does the station have family areas?
The station has baby changing facilities that are available to families visiting the station, as well as seating areas 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
Cheltenham city centre can be reached on foot. However, there are also bus services running just outside the main entrance to the station. Taxis can be found in the rank for those who wish to go directly to their destination.
Shopping in Cheltenham
One of the most popular pastimes to enjoy in Cheltenham is shopping and there are plenty of choices. The open-air Promenade is home to modern fashion stores such as Monsoon and East, 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. Bath Road is another hotspot for keen shoppers and this area offers a mix of stores from ironmongers to clothing shops.
Culture in Cheltenham
Cheltenham is filled with culture and history. The atmosphere is one that can only be associated with a quaint English spa town and Cheltenham is the epitome of a charming rural destination. Take your pick from a wealth of attractions, from the tasty local eateries to exploring the footpaths along the Cotswold Way. Named an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can wind your way through Cheltenham’s meandering lanes while admiring the beautiful landscapes.
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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