There are 5 ways to get from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus or car

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$121 - $210

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Bus National Express  •  3 h 53 min

  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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Train Great Western Railway  •  3 h 35 min

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

$74 - $138

Bus Oxford Bus Company  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East (Stop C6) 853
  2. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station LGW|the airline

$51

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  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 £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to drive which costs £19 - £29 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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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 3 h 53 min.

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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 3 h 35 min.

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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 train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs £90 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min 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 train which takes 3 h 5 min and costs £90 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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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: 3 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Birmingham New Street, London Euston, Euston Underground Station, Victoria Underground Station, and London Victoria in around 3 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 3 h 53 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
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
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $55
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $55
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
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
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
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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 (Stop C6)
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
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 2 h 8 min to drive from Cheltenham to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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