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Travelling to our Open Days

The best ways to travel to our Claverton Down campus for an Open Day.

Two blue double-decker buses, with 'Open Day' displayed on their destination boards, parked at the University.
You can catch the free Open Day bus from Bath's city centre to the University.

There are many ways to travel to our campus, which is about two miles from Bath's city centre.

Allow lots of time for your journey. The roads in and around Bath are generally quite busy and will be even more congested on Open Days. You could also think about staying in Bath the night before to get to know the city and avoid the busiest travel times.

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

Check for possible travel disruptions when you plan your journey and before you travel.

You can catch the free Open Day bus to the University from outside Bath Spa train station.

You can also find taxis outside the train station.

Storing 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.

Driving to Bath

If you drive to Bath for the Open Day, you can catch the free bus service from Lansdown Park & Ride directly to the University.

Alternatively, you can park:

Bath Clean Air Zone

Bath operates a charging Clean Air Zone in the city centre.

Cleveland Bridge weight restriction

Cleveland Bridge, off London Road in the centre of Bath, is only accessible to vehicles weighing under 18 tonnes.

You can't use Cleveland Bridge if you're travelling by coach.

Travelling from the city centre by bus

From the city centre, you can catch the free Open Day bus to our campus.

The Open Day bus departs from Brunel Square on Dorchester Street, between the train and bus stations.

Buses leave every 10 minutes and should take about 20 minutes depending on the traffic.

Finding help on the day

Our Student Ambassadors and members of staff, wearing red T-shirts, will be at:

  • the train station
  • the bus station
  • Lansdown Park & Ride
  • the University campus

They can give you directions and answer any questions you have.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

  1. Based on journey times from National Rail

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