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By Train

Please note that if travelling to and from Bath via train this August, there may be disruptions to your journey due to improvement work being carried out on the Great Western Main Line. Routes affected from 2nd - 3rd August are:

• London Paddington/Reading to Swindon, Kemble, Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa
• London Paddington/Reading to Bath Spa, Bristol Temple Meads
• London Paddington to Bristol Parkway and South Wales

Further work between Swindon and Kemble will also be taking place from 19th - 26th August 2014.

Read more about these disruptions on the First Great Western website. 


Bath train station is located in the city centre, just a short walk from the shops and attractions.

There are regular train services direct from London Paddington and London Waterloo to Bath Spa, with an average journey time of around 90 minutes.

Bristol Temple Meads is just 15 minutes away by train and is a major hub for travel to all other parts of the country.

A number of trains to Bath Spa will change at Bristol Temple Meads including services from northern England, Scotland, Devon and Cornwall.

Direct services run from a number of destinations in the UK including Cardiff.

Regular train services run from Cardiff Central to Bath train station, with an average journey time of around 65 minutes.

If you’re staying in Bath for a few days you can easily take a day trip by train to a number of nearby destinations including Bristol, Bradford-on-AvonFrome and Salisbury

Travel discounts are available for groups with First Great Western's GroupSave offer, allowing three or four adults and children to travel off-peak for the price of two adults.

Catching one of the trains to Bath also allows you to take advantage of First Great Western's 2 for 1 offers at top attractions and restaurants.

Once you have arrived in Bath by train, there a number of easy ways to get around.

As the station is located in the city centre, many of the main attractions, shops and many accommodation providers are just a short walk away.

Alternatively, a taxi rank can be found immediately outside the main exit of the station, plus the Bath bus station is located just a minutes’ walk further along Dorchester Street.

Need somewhere to leave your luggage whilst visiting the city? Just across the road from Bath train station the @Internet Café on Manvers Street and Bath Backpacker’s Hostel on Pierrepoint Street both offer temporary luggage storage for a small charge.

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