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There are 5 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus National Express  •  2 h 15 min

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

$30 - $40

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Train  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Swindon
  2. Take the train from Swindon to Cheltenham Spa

$90 - $167

Bus Oxford Bus Company  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gloucester Green Bus Station OXF - the airline
  2. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Giles to Royal Well Bus Station 853

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham 85.7 miles

$18 - $27

Towncar  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to Cheltenham 85.7 miles

$200 - $280

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The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and arriving at Cheltenham. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham. However, there are services departing from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 and arriving at Cheltenham Spa via London Paddington and Swindon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Cheltenham is 76 miles. The road distance is 85.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs £23 - £28.

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The bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Cheltenham takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham is to bus which takes 2 h 15 min and costs £23 - £28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £65 - £130 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham.
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  • Distance: 76.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham via London Paddington and Swindon in around 3 h 9 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Swindon
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Swindon to Cheltenham Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$14 - $22
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $45
CrossCountry
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 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 Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
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 to Royal Well Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Cheltenham
Estimated price
$200 - $280

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

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Cheltenham Spa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cheltenham.

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