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Bus

Stagecoach, Pulhams, Marchants and Swanbrook operate local buses from Cheltenham. Most buses depart from the bus station; some use stops along the Promenade. Bus destinations include the following:

Broadway (route 606/606S; £3.20, 40 minutes)

Cirencester (51; £3.80, 40 minutes)

Gloucester (10/94; £3.40, 45 minutes)

Oxford (853; £8, 1½ hours)

Stow-on-the-Wold (801; £3.20, 1¼ hours)

Stratford-upon-Avon (606S, Sunday only; £8, 1½ hours)

Stroud (66; £3.80, 45 minutes)

Winchcombe (606/606S; £2.70, 20 minutes)

National Express coach destinations:

Birmingham (£7.40, 1½ hours)

Bristol (£8.10, 1½ hours)

Leeds (£44.20, six hours)

London Victoria (£8, three hours)

Newcastle-upon-Tyne (£42.50, eight hours)

Nottingham (£23.20, 4¼ hours)

Train

Cheltenham Spa train station is a mile west of the centre. The pleasant ‘Honeybourne Line’ footpath leads through parkland to the heart of town in around 20 minutes, while buses (D/E; £2) run every 10 minutes. Train connections include the following:

Bath (£11.90, 1¼ hours)

Bristol (£9.10, 40 minutes)

Cardiff (£19.10, 1½ hours)

Edinburgh (£159.50, six hours)

Exeter (£31.30, 1¾ hours)

Gloucester (£4.80, 10 minutes)

London Paddington (£34.30, two hours)

Car & Motorcycle

There's plenty of metered parking around the town centre.