Bath has three Park & Ride services and thirteen car parks serving the city, as well as additional on-street parking. Bath is a compact city so it is easy to explore on foot once you arrive.
Bath Park & Ride
For a stress free visit to Bath use one of the three Park & Ride services. There are services from all three sites Monday to Saturday. Regular bus services run into the city at least every 15 minutes. All buses are wheelchair and pushchair friendly.
There are over 3,500 car parking spaces in Bath city centre spread over thirteen car parks. Whether you need a short stay car park while you enjoy some retail therapy or a long stay car park to enjoy a short break in Bath, you are sure to find one suitable for your needs. Bath is a World Heritage site so please take care when you are driving around the city. There are a number of one way streets and bus gates in operation.
There is a limited amount of on-street parking in Bath. Charges apply from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Clearly marked signposts indicate one or two hours maximum stay. Pay and display machines are in operation on the roadside and prices start from 50p for every 15 minutes. Charges do not apply on Sundays and Bank Holidays. There is 24 hour enforcement and you are always expected to respect regulations relating to yellow lines, taxi ranks etc.
Bath and North East Somerset Council operate a blue badge scheme for disabled car users. They also recognise disabled permits issued in other countries.
Disabled Parking in Car Parks
Designated easy access parking bays are available for blue badge holders in most city centre car parks. Charges apply in all Bath and North East Somerset Council car parks with the exception of the Sports Centre car park. Some private car parks charge for disabled users. Please check car park signage for further information.
Disabled On-Street Parking
There are designated disabled parking bays in the city centre marked with a D on the map. These have white bay markings on-street and the words 'DISABLED'. You can also park in permit and pay and display on-street parking spaces without limit. When parking on-street you need to display your blue badge at all times.
Parking on yellow lines is permitted for a maximum of 3 hours except where there is a ban on loading and unloading. Both the blue badge and time clock must be clearly and correctly displayed. Please note that blue badge holders are not necessarily exempt from the tow away scheme if the parked vehicle is creating a hazard.
Please not that parking is only free in designated motorcycle parking bays in the following car parks:
- Charlotte Street (next to the disabled parking bays at the main entrance)
- Avon Street (Avon Street, on the lower level of the multi storey car park)
- Broad Street (Broad Street, adjacent to the pay and display machine)
- Bath Sports & Leisure Centre (on the paved area under the walkway and also in the undercover area on the left hand side)
Motorcycles not parked in these bays (i.e. parked in normal car parking bays) will be required to purchase a ticket the same as other motor vehicles.
In addition to parking bays, there are secure points at the following locations:
- Portland Place
- Sydenham Buildings
- Westgate Buildings
For further advice on parking in Bath and the surrounding area, call the Bath Tourist Information Centre on:
UK callers - 0906 711 2000 (calls cost 50p minute)
Overseas callers - +44 844 847 5257