When to visit our campus
We have an open-campus policy, so you can come and tour the campus whenever it suits you.
The best time to visit our campus is during the working week in term time because:
- our students are here so you get a better understanding of life at Bath
- most of our buildings will be open and, if they're not being used, you can look inside
Plan your visit
Before coming to campus, download the self-guided tour visitors' guide to help you find your way around.
Before you come to campus, you should make appointments with the relevant teams if you want to:
You're not able to look inside our student accommodation during term time, but you can see the outside of the buildings as part of your tour.
Visiting specialist facilities
If you want to see certain facilities, like laboratories, you might need to have a member of staff with you when you look around.
Contact the relevant department at least a week before your visit to make arrangements.
Finding food, drink, and toilets
Before your visit, check which of our restaurants, cafes, shops, and bars are open so you know where to find food, drink, and toilets during the day.
How to get to the city of Bath
Travelling by train
Our nearest train station is Bath Spa.
You can get a train to Bath Spa in about:
- 15 minutes from Bristol
- 1 hour 10 minutes from Cardiff
- 1 hour 20 minutes from London
- 1 hour 40 minutes from Birmingham
- 3 hours 20 minutes from Manchester
Parking in the city centre
If you drive to Bath, you can park in one of the large car parks in the city centre. The nearest car parks to the bus station are:
Find out more about travelling to the city of Bath.
How to get to our campus
The best way to get to campus is by public transport. You should avoid driving to the campus on weekdays because the car parks get very busy.
Travelling to campus by bus
From the city, you can get one of the regular bus services to our campus.
Driving to campus
If you need to drive, you can use the visitor parking on campus.
What to see on campus
The best place to start your self-guided tour is from the Campus bus terminus.
If you haven't already downloaded the visitors' guide, you can get one at the main reception desk in the Library, which is clearly signposted from the bus terminus.
The Parade is at the centre of our campus and is the way to get to:
- the lake
- the Library
- Student Services
- The SU (Students' Union) building
- a range of places to eat and drink
The lake on campus is a popular place for students to relax, meet with friends, and get some fresh air between lectures.
The Library provides hundreds of resources for students as well as an IT support shop, the Security desk, and group and individual study spaces.
The SU (Students' Union)
The SU building contains the Student Centre, food outlets, our Students' Union bar 'The Plug', and our Students' Union nightclub 'The Tub'.
The Student Services teams provide advice about anything you may need support with as a student at Bath. This includes therapeutic services, wellbeing advice, money advice, and disability support.
The Sports Training Village
The Sports Training Village is home to Team Bath and includes a gym, Olympic Legacy swimming pool, an athletics track, and a range of sports pitches and courts.
The Edge is our dedicated arts, education, and events space and is the home student arts and creativity on campus.
Fresh supermarket and Post Office
The Fresh supermarket is open seven days a week and sells groceries, household goods, and a wide range of international foods. There is also a Post Office inside the shop.
Stay safe on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic
Our priority is to keep you, our staff, and our students safe. You must check government guidelines before coming to campus and follow the rules during your visit.
When you're on campus, you should:
- wear a face covering when you're indoors unless you're exempt - if you are exempt from wearing a face covering, you can wear a Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard to indicate you have a non-visible disability
- use hand sanitiser when you go in and out of buildings
- keep your distance from other people as much as possible
- follow all COVID-19 safety advice displayed around campus
Find out more about staying safe on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before coming to campus
Please don’t visit our campus if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have had a positive test result.