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There are 4 ways to get from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by bus, train or car

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Bus National Express  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Gatwick Airport London South National Express / ...

$43 - $54

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Bus Oxford Bus Company  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East 853
  2. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station LGW - the airline

$37

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport

$74 - $131

Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 122.6 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Gatwick Airport London South via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 98 miles. The road distance is 122.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to bus which takes 3h 44m and costs £30 - £45.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham station.

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Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to bus which takes 3h 44m and costs £30 - £45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £55 - £110 and takes 3h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 97.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 44m

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England?

You can take a bus from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 3h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Reading in around 3h 45m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Reading
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cheltenham to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
National Express
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk

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Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Gatwick Airport London South station.

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Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Gatwick Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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