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Travelling by bus to the University of Bath

Bus services you can take to and from the University's Claverton Down campus.

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Frequent services from the city centre make the bus an easy way to travel to campus.

Travelling to campus during COVID-19 restrictions

While COVID-19 restrictions are in place, please think carefully about whether you need to come to campus.

If you do need to come to campus, walk or cycle if you can.

Read the government's guidelines about staying safe while travelling.

Travelling by bus during COVID-19 restrictions

Only take the bus to campus if you can't get here by walking or cycling.

If you have to travel by bus, remember to follow the government's guidelines on social distancing and face coverings in queues and on buses.

You must wear a face covering on all public transport in England.

Bath Unibus

The Bath Unibus service runs between Bath and the University campus. The Unibus services are:

  • the U1
  • the U3
  • Service 20a
  • Service 20c

First Bus has temporarily suspended the U3 service between Oldfield Park and the University. If passenger numbers increase, the service will resume.

The U2 service has been replaced with the 20a and 20c services.

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Feedback about the bus service

If you have any feedback or need to make a complaint about the University bus service, contact First Bus at

Bus stops

Bus stops in Bath

Check the timetables and route maps for bus stop locations and service times.

U1 service

Bath Unibus U1 runs from early until late during term time.

From 7am to 7pm, you can catch the bus about every ten minutes from:

  • Green Park
  • Corn Street
  • Dorchester Street (next to the train station)
  • Grand Parade
  • The Pavilion
  • Bathwick Hill

After 7pm, the U1 bus runs every ten minutes until 11.30pm and extends to Oldfield Park, which means you can also catch the bus from:

  • St James Cemetery
  • Lorne Road
  • Lower Oldfield Park

U3 service

First Bus has temporarily suspended the U3 service between Oldfield Park and the University. If passenger numbers increase, the service will resume.

The U1 route operates all day between Oldfield Park and the University, with a frequent service via the city centre. At peak times, a bus runs every 8 minutes.

If you normally board the bus in Widcombe, you need to catch the U1 service from an alternative stop.

Services 20a and 20c

Services 20a and 20c run about every 30 minutes from Monday to Friday and every 60 minutes on Saturday, stopping at:

  • Combe Down
  • Odd Down
  • Southdown
  • Twerton

Campus bus stops

You can catch all Bath Uni Bus services from the campus bus terminus on Convocation Avenue.

There is also a bus stop at the junction of Norwood Avenue and The Avenue, close to the Sports Training Village.

Discounted tickets

If you're a student or a member of staff with a valid ID, you can can get up to 30% discount on First bus tickets.

Examples of ID you can use are:

  • valid NUS cards
  • University ID cards
  • international student ID cards

You must show your valid ID on every journey to get your discount.

First Bus App

Download the free First Bus app to:

  • plan your journey door to door
  • track your bus
  • see how many seats are available
  • see if the wheelchair space is available
  • buy and use bus tickets (mTickets)

If you're a member of University staff, you can get discounts by going through the student travel section in the Bath travel area of the app.

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