Transport in Bath, England

Getting There

By air:

Bristol Airport is the closest airport to the city and is located about 20 miles from Bath. To get from here to Bath, you’ll need to catch one of the shuttle buses outside the airport which will take you to Bristol Temple Meads Station where you’ll be able to catch a train into Bath.

By train:

If you’re travelling by train to Bath, you’ll arrive into Bath Spa train station in the city centre. Services from cities and towns throughout the UK including London arrive at Bath Spa.

By bus:

A number of coach companies including National Express operate bus services into and out of Bath, serving cities throughout the UK and Europe. If you’re arriving in Bath by bus, chances are you’ll be dropped off in the city centre at either North Parade or Orange Grove.

Getting Around

On foot:

It’s possible to walk from one side of Bath to the other in about half an hour so you’ll have no problem getting to all the main attractions on foot. The city centre is quite compact and many of the main shopping areas are pedestrianised, making it even easier to get around on foot.

By bus:

Even though the city is easy to navigate on foot, it should be noted that a comprehensive network of buses runs around Bath and the outlying areas if you feel like giving your feet a rest. Most of these services are run by FirstGroup and the main bus station is on Dorchester Street beside Bath Spa train station.

By taxi:

You’ll find taxis operating throughout the city, with a number of ranks dotted around the city centre.

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