Make sure your next visit to Bath goes without a hitch by downloading these handy apps to your smartphone. Use them to plan your transport, find your way around, discover great places to visit, and have an excellent time in the city.
Travelling by train? The GWR mobile app will be your new best friend, allowing you to easily plan your journey, book tickets, and check live information about your train. It’s also the place to find the cheapest train tickets, with up to 50% off when you book an Advance ticket.
Find your way around Bath using the beautifully illustrated city centre map on the So Maps app, which covers attractions, shops, restaurants, cafés, car parks and taxi ranks. As well as the clear, easy-to-use map with a guide in six languages, the app also includes a historical walking audio tour and special offers from local businesses.
Roman Baths – Beneath My Feet
Download this app for an introduction to the Roman history of Bath as well as a sneak peek at the architecture and objects you’ll see upon visiting the Roman Baths. A map guides you across areas of the baths and temple complex, filling you in on facts about key locations and artefacts along the way.
Pixie saves you the trouble of keeping a hoard of loyalty cards in your wallet. Instead, collect rewards from independent Bath businesses through the app, earning Pixie points every time you pay at places which are signed up. It’s a great way to discover new favourite hangouts and events, from shops and cafés to markets and festivals.
The First Bus app is there to help you get around the city as cheaply and easily as possible. Use it to plan your journeys in advance thanks to the door-to-door route planner and get real-time information on the city’s bus services. There’s also a built in Space Checker tool showing you the bus services and times that are typically quietest. Save favourite stops and revisit recently searched stations too.
You can also get your mTickets on the First Bus app for cash-free travel. You’ll find the best ticket prices on the app, so it’s well worth downloading if you’re regularly hopping on the buses.
If you’re worried a language barrier might make exploring the city tricky, count on the Google Translate app to help make communicating easier.
Plan coach travel to and from Bath using the National Express app – an affordable way to make your way here, with routes from towns and cities across the country. Look up journeys, book your tickets, use the real-time Coach Tracker, and easily share booking details with friends and family, all at the tap of a button on the app.
Wriggle curate excellent offers from indie businesses around Bath, covering food, drink, experiences and events. Search by date and time to find deals happening exactly when you want them and refine even further with eat-in, pick-up and delivery options on food. It’s a great way to discover new favourites around Bath while saving a few pennies.