There are many ways to travel to our campus, which is about two miles from the city centre.
The roads in and around Bath are generally quite busy and will be even more congested on Open Days. You should allow extra time for your journey, or you could consider staying in Bath the night before to avoid the busiest travel times and get to know the city.
Travelling to Bath by train
Our nearest train station is Bath Spa.
Train journeys to Bath1 take about:
- 15 minutes from Bristol
- 1 hour 10 minutes from Cardiff
- 1 hour 20 minutes from London
- 2 hours from Birmingham
- 3 hours 45 minutes from Manchester
From Bath Spa, you can catch the free Open Days bus to the University. You can also find a taxi rank directly outside the train station.
Travelling from the city centre by bus
You can catch a free Open Days bus to our campus from Dorchester Street, opposite the bus and train stations.
Buses will run every 10 minutes and should take about 20 minutes depending on the traffic.
Look out for our Student Ambassadors and staff members, wearing red T-shirts – they will be happy to direct you and answer any questions you have.
Driving to Bath
Parking at a park and ride
If you choose to drive to Bath, you can avoid traffic in the town centre by using one of the city's three park-and-ride services.
You can catch a free Open Days bus directly to the University from Lansdown Park & Ride. If you park at Newbridge or Odd Down, you need to pay for the bus to Bath Bus Station.
Lansdown Park & Ride
Lansdown Park & Ride is about seven miles from junction 18 of the M4, Bath's nearest motorway. It's the closest park-and-ride service to our campus.
You can park for free at Lansdown Park & Ride and then take the free Open Days bus directly to the University.
To park for free, register online or download the MiPermit app from:
When you've registered, add:
- the location code for Lansdown Park & Ride – 751081
- the date and length of time you want to park
These buses run every 10 minutes during the day. Student Ambassadors and staff members, wearing red T-shirts, will be there to direct you to the bus stop and answer any questions you have.
To navigate to Lansdown Park & Ride, enter the postcode BA1 9BJ into your sat nav.
Newbridge Park & Ride
If you park at Newbridge Park & Ride, you need to pay for the bus to Bath Bus Station.
To navigate to Newbridge Park & Ride, enter the postcode BA1 3NB into your sat nav.
Odd Down Park & Ride
If you park at Odd Down Park & Ride, you need to pay for the bus to Bath Bus Station.
To navigate to Odd Down Park & Ride, enter the postcode BA2 8PA into your sat nav.
Parking on campus
Before driving to the Open Day, you should check for local roadworks and travel information.
Bath’s nearest motorway link is junction 18 on the M4. This is about 10 miles from the University campus.
To navigate to the campus, enter the postcode BA2 7AY into your sat nav.
When you arrive at the campus, use the east entrance on Claverton Down Road (turning onto Norwood Avenue), then follow the signs to visitor parking. Our Security and Parking team will be there to direct you.
Parking on campus is free on University Open Days.
Electric vehicle parking
There are a limited number of electric vehicle charging points around campus.
If you park at one of the campus charging points during Open Day, please move your vehicle to another parking spot when it's charged so other visitors can use the facility.
Arriving by minibus or coach
If you're coming as a group by minibus, please let us know in advance so our Security team can expect you.
Contact us at email@example.com to arrange this. We'll provide you with a parking permit.
If you're driving a group to campus on a contracted coach, you need to drop off your passengers as directed and collect them at an arranged time. We don't have coach parking facilities on campus.
Don't park coaches on local streets.
Accessible routes and parking
We aim to make our Open Days as accessible as possible for all visitors. If you have a disability and need assistance, call us on 01225 385985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Use our campus accessibility map to find disabled parking and wheelchair access on campus.
If you need information on the day, go to the Disability Contact Point at the Information Point by the campus bus terminus.
Find out more about accessibility on campus.
Bath Clean Air Zone (CAZ)
Bath operates a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in the city centre. Check if charges apply to your vehicle.
Cleveland Bridge weight restriction
Following extensive renovation, Cleveland Bridge, off London Road in the centre of Bath is only accessible to cars, motorbikes, bikes, and other vehicles weighing under 18 tonnes.
You cannot use Cleveland Bridge if you're coming to campus by coach. Check the diversion routes in place.
Storing your luggage
If you're travelling with luggage and would like to leave it somewhere for the day, there are luggage storage businesses near Bath Spa train station. Look online for prices and booking information.
Help on the day
Our Student Ambassadors and members of staff, wearing red T-shirts, will be at the train station, bus station, Lansdown Park & Ride, and on campus to help you on the day. They can help you get around and answer any questions you have.
Finding somewhere to stay
If you're planning to visit Bath for more than one day, there are lots of places to stay.
It's important to book in advance.
See Visit Bath for more information.