Getting to Bath
There are several bus operators that provide regular services in and around Bath.
First Bus is the largest, operating from the main Bath bus station in Dorchester Street, adjacent to Bath Spa train station.
You will find excellent bus links to Bath from our neighbouring towns and cities, as well as a regular bus service direct from Bristol Airport. You can plan your journey to Bath by bus and search for local timetables on the Traveline.
Need help with where to find Bath bus station? Download one of our free city centre maps.
The hop on/hop off City Sightseeing Tour busses are a great way to explore Bath too. The buses stop at over 20 locations around the city, covering all of the most popular sights, attractions and the Skyline route.
There are frequent departures from all over the city, plus some Bath buses will offer multi-lingual commentary too.
Bath makes an excellent hub for exploring the local countryside and neighbouring towns, many of which can be reached by bus during your stay. Here are some ideas for exploring beyond Bath:
• Prior Park Landscape Garden (service 2) - this beautiful 18th century landscape garden was created by Bath entrepreneur Ralph Allen, with magnificent views over the city of Bath.
• Bradford-on-Avon (service 265) – this picturesque small town on the edge of the Cotswolds still retains some original 13th-century architecture, with history to discover at every corner.
• Wells (service 173 and 174) - England's smallest city is dominated by its impressive cathedral, also home to lively markets twice a week, eclectic architecture and medieval city remains.
• Bristol (service X39) – this lively city is regarded as the cosmopolitan capital of South West, with top attractions to explore such as the ss Great Britain and Bristol Zoo.