Travelling to Cheltenham
Getting to Cheltenham
Cheltenham is the cultural centre for the Cotswolds - with good road and rail connections from London airports and the South East as well as from Birmingham to the north and Bristol in the south-west.
There are also local air connections for private light aircraft and flights to and from the Isle of Man, Jersey and Ireland through the local Gloucestershire Airport. From Cheltenham you can get public transport connections to the market towns and villages of the Cotswolds or to Stratford, Bath and Oxford. Touring the Cotswolds by public transport couldn't be easier - help with bus timetables is available in the Tourist Information Centre at The Wilson in Clarence Street.
Travelling to Cheltenham by Road
Cheltenham is accessed via Junction 11 of the M5, making it easily accessible from all areas of the country, including Bristol, London and Birmingham, all of which are under a two hour drive from the town.
From Junction 11, follow the direction signs to Cheltenham Town Centre.
Park & Ride
If arriving by car we recommend that you use Cheltenham’s Park & Ride service.
There are two Park & Ride services serving Cheltenham Town Centre, Arle Court (GL51 6SY, near M5 Junction 11) and Cheltenham Racecourse (GL50 4SH). Parking is free, and the service runs every few minutes. Please note that times vary on Sundays.
Click here for timetables and further information.
Travelling to Cheltenham by Coach
Stagecoach run regular services locally and to nearby town and villages – for route maps and timetables click here.
National Express Coaches operate services between many major cities and Cheltenham Spa’s Royal Well bus station (GL50 3PD). You can book your National Express tickets on our website by clicking here.
Travelling to Cheltenham by Train
Cheltenham Spa is well served by CrossCountry trains, including direct services from many mainline stations including Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, York, Sheffield and Edinburgh.
The railway station (GL51 8NP) is located approximately 1 mile from the town centre, and local buses depart into Cheltenham town centre every few minutes - use Service D.
Located just 10 minutes from the centre of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton, offers daily scheduled flights to and from the Isle of Man provided by Manx2.com and welcomes private and commercial flights. Airport amenities include car hire, pub/restaurant, and free wi-fi. Airport operating hours are 08:30 – 19:30pm with extensions available on request. For further information please call 01452 857700 ext 223.
For car hire at Gloucester Airport, please visit Rhino Car Hire.
For more information visit gloucestershireairport.co.uk
Road Mileages to Cheltenham
London Heathrow 86