How to get here...
Bath is 100 miles (160km) west of London and 10 miles (16km) east of
Bath is well served by rail. The station is called BATH SPA and
there are frequent high-speed connections to and from London
Paddington. There is a slower, but likely to be cheaper service,
from London Waterloo.
Major cities such as Birmingham and Manchester have frequent
services via Bristol. The south coast ports of Southampton and
Portsmouth have direct services by train.
For the national train timetable website click
National Express operates a regular coach service from London
Victoria and a direct service from Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The dropping-off point is at the bus station next to Bath Spa
railway station. For the National Express website click
Take the A4 into Bath. For a day visit to Bath, we recommend
Newbridge Park and Ride, which is on the A4 just after the bridge
across the River Avon or park in the city centre, continue along
the A4 to Charlotte Street car park. This is the largest car park in
Bath and is clearly marked on approach roads. This car park is on
the other side of Victoria Park and is the nearest to the Royal
From the M4 (South West or East):
Leave the M4 at Junction 18 and take the A46 towards Bath. For a day
visit to Bath, we recommend Lansdown Park and Ride, clearly
signposted from the A46/A420 junction at Cold Ashton. Alternatively,
follow the brown traffic signs saying 'Roman Baths' along the A46
and A4 to Bath and then the Roman helmet symbol to Charlotte Street
car park. This car park is on the other side of Victoria Park and is
the closest to the Royal Crescent.
Take the A36 into Bath and follow the signs that lead to Charlotte
Street car park. This car park is on the other side of Victoria Park
nearest to the Royal Crescent.