|Via:||Princess Elizabeth Way|
|Distance:||1.5 miles (2.4 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The road starts at a roundabout on the A40 in the Benhall area of town and heads north. A set of traffic lights is met immediately, giving access to GCHQ and a new housing estate, after which the road continues through a 1970s housing estate (presumably built at the same time as the road). A large squareabout is then met, which has a parade of shops on its southern edge.
The A4013 leaves the squareabout at the opposite corner and continues north along more of the same, bending round gently to the right as it does so. There is then a bend to the left and the road ends shortly afterwards at a signalised roundabout on the A4019 in an out-of-town retail park. The road ahead, which is unclassified, allows access to the A435 without having to go through Cheltenham town centre.