The campus is located just outside the city centre in Claverton Down, on the east side of Bath.
We strongly recommend travelling by public transport as routes into the city are very busy with traffic on Open Day. We've put together some tips for making your journey a bit easier:
- allow at least an extra hour when you're calculating your journey time
- consider staying overnight in the city the night before - you'll have more time to visit the beautiful city of Bath
- bookmark travel updates - you might find BBC travel news for Somerset and Avon and Somerset police traffic information useful
Our nearest train station is Bath Spa. Frequent services run from London, a journey of approximately 90 minutes. Bristol Temple Meads station has connections to the Midlands, the North and the South West and you can get a regular connection to Bath Spa, taking approximately 15 minutes.
From Bath Spa station you can get a bus or taxi to the campus. The taxi rank is just outside and the University bus stop is opposite the bus station, which is to the left of the train station. On Open Days, our Student Ambassadors and staff members will be at the train station and the bus stop to direct you - they're the ones in the red T-shirts, so they're easy to spot!
If you are travelling with luggage and would like somewhere to leave it for the day, there is an Internet Cafe very near to the train station which provides luggage storage. 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-9pm.
The address is 13 Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JH and their phone number is 01225 312685.
The bus stops for campus are located close to the bus and train stations. Our friendly staff and ambassadors will be on hand to greet you and offer help if needed.
Journey time to the University by bus is approximately 20 minutes, dependent upon traffic. You should look out for a U1 or a U18 or a University of Bath Open Day service.
- U1 – single £1.50, day rider £2, family ticket £10 (maximum of 3 passengers - includes the service U1 and all Lansdown park and rides)
- U18 – single/return £1
- University of Bath Open Day service - single £1.50, day ticket £2
Buses will run throughout Open Day, operating at least every 10 minutes between 8am and 5.30pm. There will be a less frequent service outside these times. Our friendly Open Days team will be on hand if you need help.
Park & Ride services directly to the University
The Park & Ride from Lansdown (number 33) will bring you directly to the University on Open Day.
If you're using Sat Nav, use the postcode BA1 9BJ to get to the Park & Ride.
Buses will run at least every 15 minutes from 8am, with the last bus leaving campus at 5.30pm.
- 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.
Our friendly Open Days team will be on hand if you need help.
Park & Ride services to Bath city centre
There are several Park & Ride Services located on the edges of Bath 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
For further details of locations and times you can visit the Bath & North East Somerset Council Park & Ride page.
The prices for tickets can be found on the Bath & North East Somerset Council Park & Ride Fares page.
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 on the Department Open Days page
With so many people visiting on Open Days, the roads to campus do get very busy. If you're travelling by car you should allow at least an extra hour to get here.
Make sure you check the travel news before you leave:
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.
You will find Welcome Points near the car parks with Student Ambassadors and staff on hand to make you feel at home straight away. Look out for the people dressed in red!
Department open days
If you come to a Department Open Day (UCAS Day) we'll send you a parking permit. Please use this to avoid getting a parking ticket.
If you're bringing groups by coach, please contact the Open Day team on email@example.com giving number of visitors, size of coaches, time of arrival and contact details so that we're prepared for your arrival.
Please note that there is no coach parking on campus. Coaches should drop visitors at our designated coach drop-off point and then depart. Visitors should 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.
We aim to make our Open Days as accessible as possible for all of our visitors. If you have a disability and require assistance, do get in touch.
You might find it helpful to visit our DisabledGo profile before you set out. It'll provide you with important and comprehensive access information about our campus and buildings to help you plan your day.
There are accessible parking spaces reserved in each of the University car parks, so don't forget to bring and display your permit. For details of accessible parking spaces, please see the campus map.
If you need information on the day, head to the Disability Contact Point at the Welcome Point, by the main bus stop.