Cheltenham travel guide

Cheltenham Tourism | Cheltenham Guide

You're Going to Love Cheltenham

With a population of 103’249, Cheltenham is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Cheltenham deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Cheltenham

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Beefy Boys Cheltenham (70 Regent St) and The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, Cheltenham (Rotunda Terrace) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Cantina del Barrio (162-164 Bath Rd) and Brasserie Blanc Cheltenham (1 Promenade) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Cheltenham.

When to visit Cheltenham

Cheltenham in January
Estimated hotel price
$196
1 night at 3-star hotel
Cheltenham in January
Estimated hotel price
$196
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Cheltenham

Plane

When flying to Cheltenham, you’ll arrive at Gloucestershire (GLO), which is located 6 km from the city centre.

Train

Great Western Railway is the most popular train carrier serving Cheltenham, followed by Cross Country. The train station in Cheltenham is called Cheltenham Spa, and is located 1.4 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Cheltenham is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 142 km from Cheltenham. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

National Express operates bus routes to Cheltenham. From London, the bus ride to Cheltenham takes 282 km and will cost you around $31. From Manchester, the ticket costs about $84 for a journey of 443 km. The most popular bus station is Cheltenham Royal Well Bus, located 0.1 km from the city centre of Cheltenham. Cheltenham Gchq is also a commonly used station, and is 2.7 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Cheltenham, you’ll arrive at Gloucestershire (GLO), which is located 6 km from the city centre.

Train

Great Western Railway is the most popular train carrier serving Cheltenham, followed by Cross Country. The train station in Cheltenham is called Cheltenham Spa, and is located 1.4 km from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Cheltenham is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 142 km from Cheltenham. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

National Express operates bus routes to Cheltenham. From London, the bus ride to Cheltenham takes 282 km and will cost you around $31. From Manchester, the ticket costs about $84 for a journey of 443 km. The most popular bus station is Cheltenham Royal Well Bus, located 0.1 km from the city centre of Cheltenham. Cheltenham Gchq is also a commonly used station, and is 2.7 km from the city centre.

Airports near Cheltenham

Airlines serving Cheltenham

Lufthansa
Good (4,685 reviews)
KLM
Good (846 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,745 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,180 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,445 reviews)
Air France
Good (978 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,598 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,942 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,361 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,214 reviews)
LOT
Good (663 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,179 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (928 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (846 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (775 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (437 reviews)
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Where to stay in Cheltenham

From 5-star hotels such as the The Porch House to great affordable options like the Kingsmuir Hotel, Cheltenham offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $224 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $348 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Cheltenham

Most booked hotels in Cheltenham

Holiday Inn Gloucester - Cheltenham
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$175+
Leonardo Hotel Cheltenham
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$183+
Ellenborough Park
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$568+
Holiday Inn Express Gloucester - South
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$143+
Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham Town Centre
3 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
$196+
Hatherley Manor Hotel & Spa
4 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
$266+

Hiring a car in Cheltenham

Expect to pay $3.05 per litre in Cheltenham (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.60 and $48.80. Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Cheltenham, while also 76% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay $3.05 per litre in Cheltenham (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $36.60 and $48.80. Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Cheltenham, while also 76% cheaper than other types, on average.