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.

Where to Eat in Cheltenham

If you’re looking for affordable options, Côte Cheltenham (1 Montpellier Terrace) and The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, Cheltenham (Rotunda Terrace) are great picks. For delicious green meals, The Beefy Boys Cheltenham (70 Regent St) and Pho Cheltenham (Henrietta St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Cheltenham.

When to visit Cheltenham

Cheltenham in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Cheltenham in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Cheltenham


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


The train station in Cheltenham is called Cheltenham Spa, and is located 1.4 km from the city centre.


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 Hertz, among others, in London.


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

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British Airways
Good (2,084 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,722 reviews)
Air France
Good (624 reviews)
United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
Good (1,684 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (2,578 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (160 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
Excellent (582 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
Good (446 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (221 reviews)
ITA Airways
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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 $196 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $293 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Cheltenham

Most booked hotels in Cheltenham

Holiday Inn Express Gloucester - South
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Leonardo Hotel Cheltenham
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham Town Centre
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Central Hotel Gloucester By Roomsbooked
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
Travelodge Gloucester
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Citrus Hotel Cheltenham By Compass Hospitality
Good (7.4, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Cheltenham

Expect to pay $2.95 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 $35.33 and $47.11. The most frequently booked car type in Cheltenham is Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Premium car hire (BMW 3 Series or similar) is, on average, 71% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.