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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 8 min

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

$118 - $209

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Bus National Express  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Cheltenham National Express

$44 - $57

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Train Great Western Railway  •  3 h 55 min

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

$73 - $136

Bus Oxford Bus Company  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Gloucester Green Bus Station OXF|the airline
  2. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) to Royal Well Bus Station 853

$51

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cheltenham 124 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Cheltenham is 98 miles. The road distance is 124 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cheltenham, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from London Gatwick Airport South and arriving at Cheltenham via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Cheltenham Spa via Reading. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cheltenham via London Victoria, Victoria Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, London Euston, and Birmingham New Street in around 3 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cheltenham via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 in around 4 h 35 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
CrossCountry
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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
Train from Reading to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 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
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Gatwick Airport South to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Cheltenham
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
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 Oxford City Centre, St Giles (o/s Ashmolean) to Royal Well Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk

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