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. 

GWR

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.

Bath Spa Station

Image - Bath Spa Station, credit Derek McCoy

So Maps

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.

Family at the Roman Baths

Image - Roman Baths

Pixie

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.

First Bus

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.

Google Translate

If you’re worried a language barrier might make exploring the city tricky, count on the Google Translate app to help make communicating easier.

National Express

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.

Plan your trip further by checking out the Top Ten Things to Do in Bath.

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