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Widening your accommodation search

Find out about alternative locations to live, beyond Bath.

Should you struggle to find suitable or affordable accommodation in Bath, or have missed the accommodation application deadline, it may be necessary to broaden your accommodation search.

You could use a property search tool, such as rightmove.

Below is a list of nearby towns with public transport links to Bath and the University.


A small town located on the south east outskirts of Bristol, well placed for commuting to Bristol and Bath.


The county town of Wiltshire, to the south east of Bath.


Town south of Bath, to the east of the Mendip Hills.

Other locations around Bath

The following locations may also be suitable.

  • Radstock/Midsomer Norton
  • Peasedown St John
  • Bristol
  • Westbury
  • Chippenham

Travelling to University of Bath from outside of the city

Public Transport

Bath has good public transport links to local towns and cities in the region. You can use Travelwest to plan your journey.

If you are 16 to 25 years old, you can buy a Young Person’s Railcard. This will give you discounted rail travel.

Using your own vehicle

If you live outside of the BA1 or BA2 postcode areas you can apply for a parking permit to park on campus. For more information and how to apply, visit here.

Contact us

For advice on how and where to find accommodation and to access support from ResLife Support, visit our help pages.

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