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. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Cheltenham has to offer.

Where to Eat in Cheltenham

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Daffodil (18-20 Suffolk Parade) and The Beefy Boys Cheltenham (70 Regent St) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Cantina del Barrio (162-164 Bath Rd) and Santiago's Tapas Cheltenham (No.23 Promenade) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Cheltenham.

When to visit Cheltenham

Cheltenham in February
Estimated hotel price
£83
1 night at 3-star hotel
Cheltenham in February
Estimated hotel price
£83
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 4 miles from the city centre.

Train

The train station in Cheltenham is called Cheltenham Spa, and is located 0.9 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Cheltenham is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 88 miles from Cheltenham. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and INTERRENT , among others, in London.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Cheltenham Cheltenham Arle Court, located 2 miles from the city centre of Cheltenham. Cheltenham Royal Well Bus is also a commonly used station, and is 0.1 miles from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Cheltenham, you’ll arrive at Gloucestershire (GLO), which is located 4 miles from the city centre.

Train

The train station in Cheltenham is called Cheltenham Spa, and is located 0.9 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Cheltenham is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 88 miles from Cheltenham. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and INTERRENT , among others, in London.

Bus

The most popular bus station is Cheltenham Cheltenham Arle Court, located 2 miles from the city centre of Cheltenham. Cheltenham Royal Well Bus is also a commonly used station, and is 0.1 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Cheltenham

Airlines serving Cheltenham

Lufthansa
Good (3,991 reviews)
KLM
Good (758 reviews)
British Airways
Good (3,782 reviews)
SWISS
Good (863 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,135 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,450 reviews)
Air France
Good (889 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,382 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (1,984 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,465 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,630 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (4,634 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Good (778 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (214 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (728 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (774 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,053 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (315 reviews)
LOT
Good (650 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (656 reviews)
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Where to stay in Cheltenham

Average rates range from around £92 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £110 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Cheltenham

Most booked hotels in Cheltenham

The Lygon Arms - an Iconic Luxury Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£194+
Ellenborough Park
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£175+
Holiday Inn Gloucester - Cheltenham
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
£71+
Leonardo Hotel Cheltenham
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
£71+
Holiday Inn Express Gloucester - South
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£50+
Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham Town Centre
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
£67+

Hiring a car in Cheltenham

Hiring a car in Cheltenham costs £34 per day, on average, or £68 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

Expect to pay £1.49 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 £17.77 and £23.69. The most frequently booked car type in Cheltenham is Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Toyota Auris or similar) is, on average, 78% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Cheltenham costs £34 per day, on average, or £68 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

Expect to pay £1.49 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 £17.77 and £23.69. The most frequently booked car type in Cheltenham is Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Toyota Auris or similar) is, on average, 78% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.