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Neptune Fountain, Cheltenham

Heathrow Airport to Cheltenham

From £18 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs (fastest)
Departures: up to 4 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 Heathrow to Cheltenham

Our coaches from Heathrow Airport to Cheltenham's Royal Well Bus Station run from as early as 10.50am. Our last coach of the day leaves for Cheltenham at 17.40pm.

With up to 4 direct journeys a day and fares starting from £18 one-way*, you can travel with confidence and ease once again.

Heathrow to Cheltenham journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs
Cheapest price From £18 *
Distance (approx) 151km
No. of stops 1 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 10:50am/17:40pm (from Heathrow Terminal 2)

Our Heathrow to Cheltenham services and stops

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

444 coach towards Gloucester

Our 444 service travels up to 4 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport London T2
  • Cirencester
  • Cheltenham (Charlton Kings)
  • Cheltenham

Heathrow to Cheltenham route map

Departing from Heathrow

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.

Arriving in Cheltenham

Royal Well Bus Station is based in the town centre – just an 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.

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Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Heathrow to Cheltenham?

The first coach leaves from Heathrow Terminal 2 at 10.50am, arriving at Cheltenham Bus Station at 13.00pm.

When is the last coach from Heathrow to Cheltenham?

The last coach leaves from Heathrow Terminal 2 at 17.40pm, arriving at Cheltenham Bus Station at 19.55pm.

How much is the coach from Heathrow to Cheltenham?

A one-way journey from Heathrow to Cheltenham is available from £18*.

How long does the coach take from Heathrow to Cheltenham?

Coach journeys from Heathrow to Cheltenham take on average 2 hrs 10 mins, however our fastest coach will get you there in 2 hrs.

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

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.


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.

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*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 5 May 2023 for travel between 5 May 2023 and 1 September 2023.

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