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

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Train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
  2. Take the train from Swindon to London Paddington
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport

$81 - $173

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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 Central Bus Station to South Terminal Bus Station 200 / ...

$44 - $56

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Train via Reading  •  3 h 48 min

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

$74 - $137

Bus Oxford Bus Company  •  4 h 9 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 Gatwick Airport 122.6 miles

$26 - $40

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Gatwick Airport station. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at South Terminal Bus Station via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Gatwick Airport. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Gatwick Airport is 98 miles. The road distance is 122.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Gatwick Airport without a car is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Cheltenham to Gatwick Airport, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Gatwick Airport bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham station.

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

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Gatwick Airport is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 53 min.

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Cheltenham to Gatwick Airport bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at South Terminal Bus Station.

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

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Gatwick Airport.
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  • Distance: 97.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Gatwick Airport, England?

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Gatwick Airport via Swindon, London Paddington, Paddington Underground Station, Victoria Underground Station, and London Victoria in around 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Gatwick Airport via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 3 h 53 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $45
Train from Swindon to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $40
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
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 - $26
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 Central Bus Station to South Terminal Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
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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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to Gatwick Airport is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from Cheltenham to Gatwick Airport.

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