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Bath Travel Information

Bath Spa Railway Station
Bath Spa Railway Station (Photo: Not So Big Media)

Welcome to our Bath travel section. Here you'll find information on Bristol Airport, railway routes, coach links and local bus services. Bath doesn't have an integrated transport system which means local trains and buses operate independently of each other - although they are owned by the same company. You can't buy a travel card to use across all types of transport in the city and beyond. See below for some other ticket options. Many people think that this monopoly of public transport services in the region is wrong.

There is no public transport in Bath during the night.

Bristol Airport

Bath Air Travel

Bristol Airport is within easy travelling distance of the city centre and is located to the south west of Bristol in North Somerset. There are also good rail links to London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports too.

Bath Spa Railway Station

Bath Railways

Bath has relatively good rail links to the rest of the UK. There are direct services to London Paddington, Bristol, Cardiff and the south of England. The midlands and the north can be reached via Bristol. The operation of some of these services leaves a lot to be desired.

Bath Bus and Coach Station

Bath Road Transport

Bath has limited public road transport. National Express operates services to London. For local bus users, First Bristol operates a near monopoly in the city.

Kennet and Avon Canal, Bath

Bath Waterways

Bath is rightly proud of its position on the River Avon and both public and private pleasure boats use the water. From local tours along the River Avon to Bristol to canal trips to London, there is a lot on offer.

Bath Bus Gates Operate During the Day

Bath Driving Information

Driving through Bath is very difficult to say the least! Through routes within the city centre are cut off by 'Bus Gates' meaning you can only cross the city by the outer ring road. Pulteney Bridge is also closed to traffic.

Bath Travel Links