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There are 4 ways to get from Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus  •  2h 10m

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

£6 - £8

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Train  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington

£48 - £88

Drive  •  1h 34m

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 85.8 miles

£13 - £19

Towncar  •  1h 34m

  1. Take a town car from Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport 85.8 miles

£30 - £120

Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) by bus

The bus journey time between Cheltenham and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is around 2h 7m and covers a distance of around 98 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 55m. Operated by National Express, the Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus service departs from Cheltenham and arrives in Heathrow Airport London T2,3. Typically 35 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
2h 7m
Fastest bus time:
1h 55m
Buses per week:
35
Cheapest price:
£6
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
05:00
Last bus departs at:
16:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus schedules

Cheltenham → London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to bus which costs £6 - £8 and takes 2h 10m.

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The fastest way to get from Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to drive which takes 1h 34m and costs £13 - £19.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Heathrow Airport London T2,3. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 via London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between Cheltenham and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 76 miles. The road distance is 85.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) without a car is to bus which takes 2h 10m and costs £6 - £8.

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The bus from Cheltenham to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 takes 2h 10m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is to bus which takes 2h 10m and costs £6 - £8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £45 - £90 and takes 2h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
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  • Distance: 76.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 10m

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England?

National Express operates a bus from Cheltenham to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 every 4 hours. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 2h 10m. Alternatively, First Great Western Service operates a train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington hourly. Tickets cost £40 - £55 and the journey takes 2h 1m.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £55
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£40 - £55
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £100
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
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at London Paddington station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1h 34m to drive from Cheltenham to London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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