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Cheltenham to Heathrow Airport

From £20 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 10 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 7 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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Coach from Cheltenham to Heathrow

Our coaches from Cheltenham's Royal Well Bus Station to Heathrow Airport run from as early as 2.50am, with up to 7 journeys a day.

Plus, with coach tickets from £20 one-way*, plenty of legroom, free Wi-Fi and more, you can travel in style for less.

Cheltenham to Heathrow journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 10 mins
Cheapest price From £20 *
Distance (approx) 151km
No. of stops 2 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 2:50am/16:30pm

Our Cheltenham to Heathrow services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

444 coach towards London

Our 444 service travels up to 7 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Cheltenham Royal Well Bus Station
  • Cheltenham (Charlton Kings)
  • Cirencester (London Road)
  • Swindon Bus Station
  • Cricklade
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station

Cheltenham to Heathrow route map


You can bring 1x large suitcase (or 2x medium cases) & 1x soft hand luggage item onboard our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

View our luggage policy 

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.

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.

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.

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

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Cheltenham to Heathrow?

The first coach leaves from Cheltenham Royal Well Bus Station at 2.50am, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 5.00am.

When is the last coach from Cheltenham to Heathrow?

The last coach leaves from Cheltenham Royal Well Bus Station at 16.30pm, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 18.50pm.

How much is the coach from Cheltenham to Heathrow?

A one-way journey from Cheltenham to Heathrow is available from £20*.

How long does the coach take from Cheltenham to Heathrow?

Our fastest coach journeys from Cheltenham to Heathrow take 2 hrs 10 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Cheltenham to Heathrow?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

*Limited Availability. No booking fee when logged into My Account and purchasing on the National Express website or app, otherwise £1.50 booking fee applies. Fares correct 3 June 2024 for travel between 3 June 2024 - 30 September 2024.

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