IntroductionCheltenham Spa railway station lies approximately 2km to the west of the town centre. There are various train services to Cheltenham, such as direct services from London Paddington, Bristol, Birmingham, Bath, Swindon, Cardiff, Plymouth, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
London Heathrow airport lies approx 14km from Cheltenham; National Express offers regular direct coach services as well as a rail/bus link via Reading. Birmingham International and Bristol Airports are situated less than 80 km from Cheltenham; Gloucestershire Airport is Cheltenham's local airport, located only 4 miles from the town centre, but served only infrequently and not by major destinations.
Apart from the hourly National Express services to London (3½ hours away), Swanbrook buses (number 853) offers services to Oxford (1½ hours away) three times a day (Monday to Saturday (one on Sunday)). There are services to Gloucester (bus 94) every 10 minutes from Monday to Saturday (every 20 minutes on Sunday).