Several bus operators provide services in and around Bath. First Group is the largest, operating from the main Bath bus station in Dorchester Street, adjacent to Bath Spa train station. BathRider bus tickets allow a day or a week's unlimited travel on all Bath buses (apart from the Park & Ride services and private tours). Tickets are available from the official Bath Visitor Information Centre.
The FirstDay ticket offers unlimited travel in and around Bath for only £4.10 off-peak (after 9am Mon-Fri and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays). Travelling around the city by bus is easy, with a number of routes leaving from Bath bus station in the centre to the city’s outer areas.
Bath is located just ten miles from junction 18 of the M4 motorway, which runs direct from London and Heathrow Airport.
There are also excellent motorway links from the north, Devon and Cornwall via the M5 motorway, whilst Wales is just a short drive west on the M4 motorway.
Bath train station is located in the city centre, just a short walk from The Podium (6 minutes). There are regular train services direct from London Paddington and London Waterloo to Bath Spa, with an average journey time of around 90 minutes.
Bristol Temple Meads is just 15 minutes away by train and is a major hub for travel to all other parts of the country.
A number of trains to Bath Spa will change at Bristol Temple Meads including services from northern England, Scotland, Devon and Cornwall.
Direct services run from a number of destinations in the UK including Cardiff.
Regular train services run from Cardiff Central to Bath train station, with an average journey time of around 65 minutes.
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