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Gloucester to Heathrow Airport

From £20 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 40 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 10 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).

Prices shown include your coachcard discount, your coachcard number will be required during the booking process

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Coach from Gloucester to Heathrow

Our coaches from Gloucester to Heathrow Airport run from as early as 2.20am, with up to 10 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.

Gloucester to Heathrow journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 40 mins
Cheapest price From £20 *
Distance (approx) 160km
No. of stops 6 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 2:20am/15:55pm

Our Gloucester to Heathrow services and stops

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

401 coach towards London

Our 401 service travels up to 3 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Gloucester Transport Hub
  • Stroud
  • Chalford
  • Swindon Bus Station
  • Swindon (Queens Drive)
  • Swindon (Coate Water)
  • Reading Mereoak Park & Ride
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station

444 coach towards London

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

  • Gloucester Transport Hub
  • Gloucester (Longlevens) Cheltenham Road
  • Cheltenham (Arle Court)
  • Cheltenham Royal Well Bus Station
  • Cheltenham (Charlton Kings)
  • Cirencester (London Road)
  • Swindon Bus Station
  • Cricklade
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station

Gloucester 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 Gloucester

Gloucester Bus Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city, merely a brief walk from the bustling Gloucester Quays and historic Gloucester Docks.

The station acts as a hub for numerous frequent bus routes, providing seamless connectivity throughout Gloucester and beyond. Additionally, Gloucester Train Station is within easy reach, allowing for effortless transfers between rail and bus services.

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 Gloucester to Heathrow?

The first coach leaves from Gloucester Bus Station at 2.20am, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 5.00am.

When is the last coach from Gloucester to Heathrow?

The last coach leaves from Gloucester Bus Station at 15.55pm, arriving at Heathrow Central Bus Station at 18.50pm.

How much is the coach from Gloucester to Heathrow?

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

How long does the coach take from Gloucester to Heathrow?

Our fastest coach journeys from Gloucester to Heathrow take 2 hrs 40 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Gloucester 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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