How to get to Bath Spa (BTH) Train Station

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Bath Spa station information & facilities

Distance from Bath Spa to city center
Distance from Bath Spa to city center
0.1 miles (133 m)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 30 - 20: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: 700, A4
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, CrossCountry, South Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Front of the station
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Bristol Airport
19 miles (30 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the A4 Air Decker bus from the train station to the airport. It is a direct bus with a duration of 1h 16min.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station. Connect to " GWR Free Station Wi-Fi. "
ATM
ATM
Located in the ticket hall.
Taxi
Taxi
Taxi: Taxi Rank: Taxi rank is available at the station entrance. If you require an accessible taxi please approach a member of staff. | Accessible taxis: Accessible taxis are available
Shopping
Shopping
Type of shops available: Flower shop in subway
Dining
Dining
Starbucks | Dashi Bath | Be At One | Pumpkin Cafe Shop
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Hertz | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
The information office is located by Platform 1.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Ramp access & staff assistance.
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Travel to the train station Bath Spa from Bath city center

Currently the only city in England to achieve World Heritage status, Bath is a historic city in the southwest of England that dates back to Roman times. Aside from the litany of cultural tourist attractions in the city center, Bath is best known for its extravagant Roman baths that are located above naturally occurring hot springs (115°F). Bath is also renowned for its Georgian style of architecture that is present throughout the city, with the golden color of the buildings deriving from the local Bath stone. Train station Bath Spa is the main train station serving the city of Bath. Other stations include Oldfield Park that is similarly located by the center of the city and Freshford train station that is situated five and a half miles (8.85 kilometers) south of Bath in Freshford. Although Bath's city center is mostly pedestrianized, the city runs a comprehensive bus system that provides reliable and frequent transport to the train station and surrounding areas.

What is the best way to get to the train station from the city center 

 Train station Bath Spa is easily accessible by foot from the city center, with a walk from Kingsmead Square to the station, via St James Parade, taking just eight minutes. However, for those traveling with heavy luggage or with mobility issues, many public transit options are also available. A bus journey with both the A4 Air Decker and 716 bus service will take just six minutes, with the 1, 3A, 4, 5, and 9 buses covering the distance in seven minutes. These buses depart from the St James Parade stop by Kingsmead Square and arrive at the cities main bus station at 16 Dorchester Street, a two-minute walk from the train station. If you are traveling from Bath Abbey or the Roman Baths, the station is a seven-minute walk away via Stall Street, and many other bus services are available if you are traveling from elsewhere in the city center.

How far is it from the city center to the train station?

The train station Bath Spa is just 0.4 miles (0.6 kilometers) away from the city center. You could easily travel the distance by foot or public transit in under ten minutes, but it would be wise to give yourself around 20 minutes to be safe. If you are traveling to the Oldfield Park train station, situated slightly west of the city center, it would take you around 20 minutes when making the journey on foot. The number 1 and number 5 bus also service this route and take around 15 minutes, with both buses departing from James Street West in Bath center, and the departing stop being Arlington Road for number 1 and Bellotts Road for number 5. If you are traveling to the Freshford train station from Bath city center then the quickest way to travel the distance would be by using the Great Western Railway service from Bath Spa station to Freshford train station, this journey would only take 18 minutes and departs every 40 minutes.

How accessible is the train station for those with limited mobility?

Train station Bath Spa is largely accessible for those with limited mobility. The station comes equipped with step-free access to all platforms, as well as a ramp for train access and step-free access coverage. Staff assistance is also available, but it is advised that you book this in advance. The times that staff will be available to help is from 5:00 a.m. until 1:10 a.m. from Monday to Friday, 5:30 a.m. until 1:10 a.m. on Saturdays and 7:00 a.m. until 1:10 a.m. on Sundays. There is also noted to be a severe step between the platform and the train from the front three carriages. 

Local tips: the train station points of interest

Bath Spa train station is a Grade II listed building that dates back to 1840, mirroring the great history of the rest of the city. The building is constructed from a golden-colored Bath stone that is present throughout much of the architecture of Bath and features large asymmetrical Tudor style arches.  It is situated just north of the River Avon that runs through the city and is a stone's throw from the main attractions of Bath city center. Surrounding the train stations are many places to shop, eat, and drink before your journey. If you are looking for a bite to eat with a view, Graze is a stylish bar and restaurant with a balcony that is situated only a matter of yards from the station.

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