University of Bath

Travelling to our Open Days

Find out the best ways to travel to an Open Day at our Claverton Down campus.

Using public transport

We strongly recommend travelling by public transport as routes into the city are very busy with traffic on Open Day. You could consider staying in the city the night before to avoid the busiest travel time and get a feel for the city.

Read our guides on how to get to the city of Bath and to our campus from the city by bus.

There is a special University of Bath Open Day bus service from the city centre to campus. Single tickets cost £1.50 and day tickets £2.

Park & Ride

Directly to the University

The Park & Ride from Lansdown (number 33) will bring you directly to the University on Open Day. Buses will run at least every 15 minutes from 8am, with the last bus leaving campus at 5.30pm.

If you're using Sat Nav, use the postcode BA1 9BJ to get to the Park & Ride.

Ticket prices:

  • day ticket £3.50
  • group ticket £10 (maximum of three passengers)

These tickets are valid for use on the Park & Ride, U1, and the University of Bath Open Day services. You will be able to purchase these tickets before you board the bus.

To the city centre

Bath has several Park & Ride services that will take you to the city centre. From the centre you can get a bus up to the campus.

The Park & Ride locations are:

  • Lansdown – Use BA1 9BJ in your Sat Nav for Lansdown Park and Ride
  • Odd Down – Use BA2 8PA in your Sat Nav for Odd Down Park and Ride
  • Newbridge – Use BA1 3NB in your Sat Nav for Newbridge Park and Ride

Visit Bath & North East Somerset Council website for details of locations, times and ticket prices.

Driving to campus

The roads to campus get very busy on Open Days. If you're travelling by car you should allow at least an extra hour to get here.

There are two entrances to campus for driving directions:

  • East entrance on Claverton Down Road, BA2 7BA
  • West entrance on Quarry Road, BA2 7AY

Parking on campus is free on University Open Days.

Make sure you check the travel news before you leave: Avon and Somerset police traffic information

Coaches

If you're bringing groups by coach, contact the Open Day team on opendays@bath.ac.uk to tell us the number of visitors, size of coaches, time of arrival and your contact details so we can prepare for your arrival.

You can't park coaches anywhere on campus. Coaches should drop visitors at our designated coach drop-off point and arrange a pick-up from the same place at a set time.

Coach parking is available at the Riverside Coach Park, close to the bus and train stations. Please don't park coaches on local streets.

Accessible routes and parking

We aim to make our Open Days as accessible as possible for all of our visitors. If you have a disability and require assistance you can call us on 01225 385985 or email opendays@bath.ac.uk so we can make suitable arrangements.

The accessibility map shows locations of disabled parking and wheelchair access on campus. For more detailed advice and information visit our accessible access guide.

If you need information on the day, go to the Disability Contact Point at the Welcome Point, by the main bus terminus.

Leaving your luggage

If you are travelling with luggage and would like somewhere to leave it for the day, there is an Internet Café which provides luggage storage close to the train station. The address is 13 Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JH and their phone number is 01225 312685.

Prices start from £2.90, but can be anything up to £6.90 depending on how much space is required. Storage is available from 8.30am to 9pm.

Help on the day

Our Student Ambassadors and members of staff will be at the train station, the bus station and Lansdown Park & Ride to help you on the day. They can help you navigate around campus and answer any questions you might have. They'll be wearing red T-shirts, so they're easy to spot.

Department Open Days

If you are coming to the University for a Departmental Open Day, there is normally a Park & Ride service to the University. Please check details of services with the Department that you are visiting.

If you are travelling with your own car, we'll send you a parking permit. Use this to avoid getting a parking ticket.