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Regency Cheltenham Spa has fantastic communication links via road and rail to the major centres of England and Wales. The A40 links to London and Oxford whilst the M5 connects Cheltenham within a 50 minute drive to the heart of Birmingham and the Midlands. Bristol is only 35 minutes to the centre and continuing on down the M5 to link with the South West of England.

Cheltenham is a great base to explore the county's capital of Gloucester and Gloucestershire's fine regions of the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean as well as nearby towns including Tewkesbury, Stroud and Cirencester.

Map of Cheltenham Spa town centre


Travelling to Cheltenham Spa


Travelling to Cheltenham by Car

Cheltenham is ideally located with access to the M5 - travelling south from the Midlands from junction 10a and from the south west from junction 11. Cheltenham is suitably situated for fast communications in all directions.
Also see the downloadable map of Cheltenham Spa.

Car Hire: Rhino Car Hire

Prebook car hire from Cheltenham or elsewhere in the UK.


Travelling to Cheltenham by Train

Cheltenham Railway Station is 5 minutes by car to the centre of Cheltenham or a 20 minute walk. There are regular services to London, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff and Wales.

  • Cheltenham Train Station Address: Queens Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8NP - Map
  • Car Park: There are 150 car parking spaces at the station
  • Gloucester Train Station Enquiries: National Rail Enquiries
  • Book your Train Tickets: My Train Ticket


Travelling to Cheltenham by Coach

National Express coaches run frequently to Cheltenham from many UK destinations. MegaBus also run but routes are less.

  • Main Bus Station Address: Royal Well, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PD - Map
  • Car Parking: There are several car parks within walking distance from the bus station.
  • Cheltenham Bus Station Enquiries: Stagecoach Buses
  • Book your Coach Tickets: National Express - MegaBus


Travelling to Cheltenham by Air

Gloucestershire is lucky to have its very own airport. Daily scheduled services to the Isle of Man with additional services to Belfast and Jersey.

  • Gloucestershire Airport Address: Staverton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 6SR
  • Telephone: 01452 857700
  • Gloucestershire Airport: Further information


Travelling around Cheltenham


Travelling around Cheltenham with Stagecoach West Buses

Stagecoach West Buses operate in Cheltenham and throughout Gloucestershire with very regular bus routes.


Travelling around Cheltenham by Taxi

There are lots of taxi companies operating in Cheltenham with a taxi ranks situated at Cheltenham Bus and Train Stations.


Car Parking in Cheltenham


Cheltenham Park & Ride

Cheltenham has two 'Park & Ride' facilities. One runs from Arle Court just off the M5, junction 11, the other operating from Cheltenham Racecourse on the north side of Cheltenham.

  • Location of Cheltenham's Park & Ride:
    Arle Court, Cheltenham, Glos. GL51 6SY - Map - Timetable
    Cheltenham Race Course, Glos. GL50 4SH - Map
  • Operated by Gloucestershire County Council: More information


Car Parks in Cheltenham

There are many car parks in Cheltenham including the major shopping centres at Regent Arcade & Beechwood as well as plenty of street parking along the Promenade and other town centre locations including Montpellier.

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