Looking for somewhere to spend a summer staycation, but want to avoid travelling by car? Bath’s brilliant rail links, serviced by Great Western Railway, mean that travelling to Bath is easy. Read on for three top tips to make the most of a trip to Bath by train this summer…
1. Banish Budget Worries
GWR’s ticket prices mean there’s no need to worry about blowing the budget while visiting the city. Tickets to Bath Spa that are bought in advance – and can be ordered up to 12 weeks prior to your trip – cost as little as £15.50 one-way. This means whether it’s the city’s many museums you’re wanting to explore, from the world-class Roman Baths to the fascinating No.1 Royal Crescent, or if you’ve come to browse the independent shops or get your fill of the city’s cafés and restaurants, you’ll be able to enjoy your trip without feeling constrained.
2. Sit Back and Relax
Let your staycation start as soon as you step onto the train – with an at-seat trolley service, plug sockets and free WiFi in the high-speed trains, you’ll be able to sit back and relax for the journey. Leave some room for more relaxation once you arrive in Bath though, as the city is a haven for fans of a spa break. Thermae Bath Spa offers the chance to bathe in naturally warm thermal waters, and afterwards, there are plenty of places in the city to indulge in afternoon tea.
3. Leap into Action
If you prefer a more active adventure, jump into exploring as soon as you arrive into Bath Spa train station, located right in the heart of the city. With the journey from London Paddington to Bath taking just 90 minutes, you’ll be taken from city to city in the blink of an eye. Step off the train in Bath straight into the action and explore the vibrant and bustling SouthGate, offering a range of shops and restaurants, and if you’re not shopped out, venture to some of the nearby parks and gardens afterwards to let off some steam.
Visit Bath’s travel partner, Great Western Railway, serves the city and South West region with regular high-speed services from London Paddington taking just 90 minutes to deliver you into the heart of Bath.