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Cheltenham to Heathrow Airport

From £20 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs (fastest)
Departures: up to 1 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Guaranteed seat

Every booking guarantees a seat so you can sit comfortably all the way to your destination

Generous luggage allowance

You can bring 2x 20kg bags to store and one piece of soft hand luggage onboard

Free Wi-Fi onboard

Wi-Fi comes as standard on most National Express services so you can stay connected with ease

 

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Avoid drop-off fees

By taking our coaches you can avoid paying airport drop-off fees for visitors accessing departures

No booking fee

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Travelling to Terminal 4 or 5? 

For more frequent coach services, search for Heathrow Airport London (Terminals 2, 3) in the blue Journey Planner above. You can then take the free Heathrow Express train in between terminals.

Coach from Cheltenham to Heathrow

Our coaches from Cheltenham's Royal Well Bus Station to Heathrow Airport run from as early as 9.30am.

Plus,with coach tickets from £20 one-way*, you can travel with confidence once again.

Please note: We are currently running a reduced network, with plans to add to it regularly as demand grows. Because of this, the information on this page may differ depending on your travel dates and any regional restrictions.

For the most up to date information on active services and more, please visit our Route Map page or our timetables page.

Departing from Cheltenham

Royal Well Bus Station is based in the town centre – just a 4 minute walk from the town centre's Montpellier Gardens, and served by many regular bus routes, with Cheltenham Train Station just a short stroll away.

Arriving at Heathrow Airport

To ensure a stress-free travel experience we recommend you get to the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled flight departure time.

While you're waiting for your coach, Heathrow Airport has many great facilities for you to enjoy.

Facilities near to the stop include: a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information: 

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4 (Currently closed).

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Calling at...

Cheltenham to Heathrow route stops include:
  • Cheltenham
  • Cheltenham (Charlton Kings)
  • Heathrow Airport London (Terminals 2, 3)

Luggage

You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per adult on our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1 booking fee applies. Fares correct 18 October 2021 for travel between 18 October and 15 February 2021

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