90 minutes from London
Bath is easily reached by train, just a short trip from Paddington station
Bath Travel & Maps
There’s nothing like planning ahead and organising the details for your visit, especially when it comes to one of the most important parts – getting here!
This section provides all you need to know about Bath travel, such as getting here via different modes of transport, parking, how to get about once you’re here and the areas surrounding the city. The TravelWest web site is also a great source of ideas for ways to get around Bath and further afield, including real time information on public transport options and a multi-mode journey planner.
Prior to your arrival, make sure you’ve taken a look or downloaded one of our free maps so you can easily find your way around.
The Bath Visitor Guide is a great way to find out the many different things to do including key attractions (such as Stonehenge, Longleat and our Roman Baths), a guide to the best accommodation (including a wide range of spa hotels, B&B's, and self catering) along with our restaurants and pubs guides, a guide to whats on and a round-up of our nightlife scene and up-coming festivals.
When you’re out exploring and looking for maps Bath has several way marker posts using the same map at multiple points around the city, so hopefully you’ll never be lost! (You can always ask a friendly local for directions though, who are often happy to help point you in the right direction.)
Keen to explore outside the city? Our downloadable Bath Map clearly shows key routes and the location of popular nearby areas such as Bristol, the Cotswolds, the Mendips and many more.
If you’re looking for other guides and maps Bath Visitor Information Centre sells a wide selection, which can also be purchased online too.
If you are planning on travelling to Bath by car, our Parking Map will help you find a suitable place to park around the city centre, however, if you’re after a hassle free trip to Bath then it is advised to travel by public transport as the city centre can become very busy during peak times.
Bath is located in the South West of England just 90 minutes from London Paddington via train.
Travelling to Bath via train is a great way to get here, with some great value fares available if booked well in advance.
You’ll also have the benefit of being able to sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside as you make your way into the city.
For all you need to know about Bath travel or to download a Bath map, browse our different sections below.
In This Section
Find your way around the city centre with our free downloadable map
Download our free map of the area surrounding Bath
Access to Bath city centre is well served by three Park & Ride services
Information on where to park when visiting, including a free parking map
Discover what lies beyond Bath and visit popular nearby attractions such as Stonehenge and Longleat
Find out more about to get to Bath in this section
Enjoy some great 2 for 1 offers when travelling to Bath by First Great Western train