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By Train

Bath train routes affected 18 July - 31 August 2015 by Great Western modernisation
Please note that from Saturday 18 July - Monday 31 August 2015 major works will be carried out by Network Rail on the railway lines to the east of Bath Spa station, in preparation for the full electrification of the line from London to the South West.
Bath Spa station will remain open throughout the works, but it will mean some increased journey times to Bath Spa from London and the south, and replacement coach and bus services operating on some routes during this period.

For further information please refer to the First Great Western website and plan your journey carefully before visiting.


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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