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 August
Estimated hotel price
$115
1 night at 3-star hotel
Cheltenham in August
Estimated hotel price
$115
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 center.

Train

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

Car

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

Bus

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

Plane

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

Train

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

Car

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

Bus

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

Airports near Cheltenham

Airlines serving Cheltenham

Lufthansa
Good (4,703 reviews)
KLM
Good (832 reviews)
SWISS
Good (961 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,678 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,550 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,230 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,612 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,112 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,980 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,404 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,073 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
LOT
Good (686 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (932 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (791 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,179 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (748 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
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Where to stay in Cheltenham

From 5-star hotels such as the The Wheatsheaf Inn to great affordable options like the Kingsmuir Hotel, Cheltenham offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $126 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $218 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
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, 1219 reviews)
$286+
Holiday Inn Gloucester - Cheltenham
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, 865 reviews)
$103+
Leonardo Hotel Cheltenham
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, 1159 reviews)
$101+
Ellenborough Park
5 stars
Excellent (8.3, 948 reviews)
$331+
Holiday Inn Express Gloucester - South
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, 3238 reviews)
$82+
Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham Town Centre
3 stars
Good (7.8, 4266 reviews)
$111+

Renting a car in Cheltenham

Renting a car in Cheltenham costs $55 per day, on average, or $110 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

Expect to pay $7.04 per gallon in Cheltenham (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $84.49 and $112.65. Compact (Opel Astra or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Cheltenham, while also 83% cheaper than other types, on average.

Renting a car in Cheltenham costs $55 per day, on average, or $110 if you want to rent if for 2 days.

Expect to pay $7.04 per gallon in Cheltenham (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $84.49 and $112.65. Compact (Opel Astra or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Cheltenham, while also 83% cheaper than other types, on average.