University of Bath

Getting to an Applicant Visit Day

Find out the best ways to travel to our Claverton Down for your Applicant Visit Day.

A student ambassador gives directions at the campus bus stop
Visit Days are a great chance to find out more about life at Bath.

Transport options

Using the park-and-ride service

Parking on campus is extremely limited, so we provide a free park-and-ride service direct to the University on our busiest Applicant Visit Days.

The park-and-ride service runs on the number 33 bus from Lansdown Park and Ride to the campus bus terminus. We provide this service with First Bus. The postcode for Lansdown Park & Ride is BA1 9BJ.

The service will operate on:

  • Wednesday 7 March 2018
  • Wednesday 14 March 2018
  • Wednesday 21 March 2018
  • Wednesday 11 April 2018
  • Wednesday 18 April 2018

Student Ambassadors in red t-shirts will be at Lansdown Park & Ride to greet you on these days.

Download the park-and-ride timetable and ticket.

Using public transport

You can get a 20% discount for advance purchase rail tickets to Bath Spa dated three days either side of your Applicant Visit Day.

There is a regular bus service from the city centre to the University, also operated by First Bus. This service runs approximately every six minutes. There are stops outside the railway station, Bath Abbey and many other locations. Journey time is 10 to 15 minutes.

Driving to campus

If you are attending an Applicant Visit Day on a day when there is no Park and Ride, we can send you a campus parking permit if you are travelling by car. Use this to avoid getting a parking ticket. These permits are free but please be aware that they only grant you permission to park - they do not guarantee you a space.

Any spaces marked ‘Reserved’ are for University staff only and cannot be parked in, even if you have a permit.

Parking on campus is extremely limited and we urge you to consider alternative ways of getting here. There are several city centre car parks should you choose to drive.

See our travel advice for other ways to get to the campus.

Applicant travel bursaries

Find out if you're eligible for a travel bursary to help you get to an Applicant Visit Day.

Possible disruptions to travel

The University and Colleges Union (UCU) is planning strikes at 61 universities during February and March. Picket lines may be set up at University entrances during this time. Visit UCU to find out if strike action is planned during your Applicant Visit Day.

Contact your department for more information.