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Travelling to the city of Bath

The main ways of getting to the city of Bath if you are visiting the University.

City of Bath and Bath Spa station
Bath is easy to get to from London, and Bristol airport is only a short distance away.

Train services

There are frequent services from London, Bristol and South Wales to Bath Spa Railway station (BTH).

Visit or for train timetables, fares and cheap advance tickets.

On Open Days, there will be student ambassadors posted at the station to direct you to buses and taxis.

AccessAble provides for information about the accessibility of Bath Spa railway station.

Rail updates

Visit the websites of the main rail operators in the Bath area for the latest travel updates:

You can also visit National Rail to find the dates of any upcoming rail strikes that could affect your journey before you buy a ticket for a University event.

Coach and bus services

Visit National Express to plan journeys to Bath. There are frequent daily services between London Victoria, Heathrow Airport and Bath.

You can also plan journeys by bus and coach using Traveline South West.

Air travel

Bristol International Airport

Our nearest airport is Bristol International Airport.

The A4 Air Decker bus service will take you directly from the airport to Bath.

You can also catch the Bristol Flyer Airport Express from the airport to Bristol Temple Meads rail station to travel to Bath by train.

London Airports

There are regular connections by rail and coach from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

Travelling by car and parking in the city of Bath

Traffic in and around Bath can become very congested, especially at peak commuter time and weekends. Use an online planner to find the best option for driving to Bath.

Car parks

There are several city centre car parks. Limited, short-stay, on-street parking is also available and is Pay & Display.

Park and Ride services to the city centre are also available in Newbridge, Lansdown, and Odd Down.

Bath's Clean Air Zone

From 15 March 2021, you might have to pay a daily charge to drive in Bath if your vehicle doesn't meet the required emission standards.

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