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Transport and Travel in Bath

The information presented on these Bath pages is based on the Bath City Centre Street Map and Guide

The city centre is divided into 3 zones - northern, central and southern - each with their own access points, which will allow all vehicles to access specific areas of the city centre, but prevent through traffic. Access to all parts of the city centre will be maintained at all times.

The central area of Bath, with most of its attractions, parks and shopping, is quite compact. It is fairly flat and easy to walk. A moderately fit person should be able to walk from the Railway Station at the south to the Royal Crescent at the north in less than twenty minutes.

We recommend that you use the Park & Ride facilities if possible.

TRANSPORT SERVICES:

Buses:
Bath Bus Station, Manvers Street, Bath.
Call the Traveline for details of all bus services in the Bath & North East Somerset on 01179 555111. Open 8am-8pm daily.
The two main bus companies in Bath are First Badgerline and Bath Bus Company. Both web sites have online timetables.

Trains:
Bath Spa Station, Manvers Street, Bath.
Bath Spa station is on the London to Bristol Temple Meads main line and the Southampton and Portsmouth to South Wales line.
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950.
For up-to-date Online Rail Timetables use Railtrack.
At TheTrainLine.com you can plan your journey and buy tickets.

Taxis:
Ranks at Bath Spa Railway Station, Orange Grove, Milsom Street, New Orchard Street.
Abbey Radio Taxis. Tel: 444446.
Orange Grove Taxis. Tel: 447777
Rainbow Taxis. Tel: 460606

Airport:
The nearest airport to Bath is Bristol International Airport. Both London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports have connections to Reading railway station from which there are regular trains to Bath.
Bristol International Airport. Tel: 0871 334 4444 (General Enquiries). Website.

Cycle Hire:
Avon Valley Cyclery, at the rear of Bath Spa Railway Station. Tel: 461880. Open every day 9am-5.30pm.

Parking:
City centre car parks are well signposted and identified as long or short stay.

Car parks are in Avon Street, Charlotte Street, Ham Gardens, Kingsmead Square, Manvers Street, the Sports Centre and Bath Cricket Club in North Parade Road, and Walcot Street.

Cars parked on city centre streets Monday to Saturday 8am-6pm must display a ticket available from some shops.

Coach Park: Riverside Coach Park, Avon Street.

Park & Ride:
Help keep Bath car free. Park your car free of charge at any of the four Park & Rides below. Buses run every 10-15 minutes to and from the city centre, and journey time is around 10 minutes. Park & Ride Web Page

Newbridge Park & Ride - Located on the A4 Newbridge Road. As you approach Bath from Keynsham or Bristol, turn left at the A4/A36 junction on the western edge of the city. Monday to Saturday 7.30am-7.30pm. Bus (service 21) from Westgate Buildings (B4).
University of Bath Park & Ride - Located west of Bath within the University Campus grounds. Saturdays only 8.30am-6.30pm. Bus (service 19) from Terrace Walk (C4).
Lansdown Park & Ride - Located on the Lansdown Road on the northern outskirts of the city. Monday to Friday 7.30am-7.30pm. Bus (service 31) from Queen Square (B3).
Odd Down Park & Ride - Located south of Bath on the A367 Fosse Way as you approach Bath from Radstock & Peasedown St John. Monday to Saturday 7.30am-7.30pm. Bus (service 41) from St James's Parade.

Petrol:
There are 24 hour filling stations at Walcot Service Station on London Road and Churchill Bridge Service Station on Lower Bristol Road.

For further information about Bath, including a free visitor pack, please contact the Bath Tourist Information Centre.

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