The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from London to Bath will cost around $ 70 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 45.
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1 h 18 m
1 h 23 m
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Of the 17 trains that leave London for Bath every day 17 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 155 km distance in an average of 1 h 23 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 18 m .
The slowest trains will take 2 h 25 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||96 miles (155 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 18 min|
|Average train ticket price||$68 (€55)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Great Western Railway or South Western Railway|
Trains from London to Bath cover the 96 miles (155 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 18 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway or South Western Railway. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $38 (€31), but the average price of train tickets is $68 (€55). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Bath Spa.
Bath is one of western England's most popular tourist destinations, famed for its Roman spa, Regency architecture and Jane Austen connections. Travelers planning a trip from the capital can take a train from London to Bath seven days a week. There is a choice of two routes, and train companies providing frequent departures from two London stations. Journey times to the Somerset city range from around one hour and 20 minutes to over two hours. There are departures roughly every half hour from very early morning to late evening.
The Great Western Railway weekday and Saturday schedule provides a direct train from London to Bath roughly every half hour, departing from Paddington station from very early morning throughout the day until late evening. South Western Railway provide two daily direct trains to Bath on weekdays from London Waterloo, in the morning and early afternoon. Great Western Railway Sunday services from Paddington to Bath are a little less frequent, with no early morning departures and slightly fewer trains throughout the day.
Great Western Railway provides the fastest train from London to Bath, with a morning service from Paddington taking one hour and 19 minutes to cover the 115 mile trip west to the spa town. Other direct trains from Paddington take from two to ten minutes longer to reach Bath. South Western Railway trains from London Waterloo take two hours and 25 minutes to reach Bath. As direct services operating on the main line are frequent, indirect journeys are not relevant for this journey.
Departure train station: London Paddington Station is on the west side of central London, with frequent public transport connections provided by Underground trains and city buses taking around 15-20 minutes from the center. London Waterloo is close to the Thames, south of the center, with regular connections on buses and Underground trains, taking around 20 minutes from downtown. Both stations have supermarkets, restaurants, pubs, ATMs, book stores, public WiFi and fast food outlets.
Arrival train station: Bath Spa station is located around 20 minutes walk south of the historic center, with local bus services taking ten minutes to get downtown. The station concourse has bike and car rental companies, a tourist information desk, coffee bars, a florist, ATMs, public WiFi and taxi stands.
The main operator in the west of England, Great Western Railway, provides daily direct Intercity Express trains from London Paddington to Bath Spa, on the region's busiest main line. South Western Railway provides daily direct trains from London Waterloo to Bath Spa on weekdays only.
The Great Western Railway timetable from London Paddington to Bath offers direct trains roughly every half hour on weekdays and Saturdays, with a first train from Reading in early morning and a final train leaving the capital just before midnight. The Sunday schedule has no early morning departures and slightly fewer connections throughout the day. Journey times range from one hour and 19 minutes to about ten minutes longer.
South Western Railway provides two direct trains from London Waterloo to Bath Spa on weekdays only. Departure times from London are in mid morning and just after midday. These services take two hours and 25 minutes to reach Bath.
All trains from London to Bath offer a choice of first class or standard class seating. Great Western Railway trains offer a trolley service of refreshments and all trains have free WiFi. Passengers are limited to three items of luggage. Bikes can be taken on board but booking in advance is advisable, and mandatory for South Western Railway trains. Up to two small pets may travel for free in pet carriers, while dogs must be in a carrier or on a leash. Great Western Railway and South Western Railway trains have dedicated spaces for wheelchairs, but advance booking is advisable. The UK rail network's Passenger Assist program provides staff assistance in alighting and boarding for passengers with limited mobility.
Passengers planning to book a train from London to Bath will find that reserving a seat well in advance will make it easier to find economical tickets for this journey west. The Omio booking platform provides a comprehensive comparison of the trains and fares available on your chosen travel date. With frequent direct trains on this route, it is often possible to make a substantial saving just by adjusting departure times by half an hour.
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria and arrive in Bath Spa.
Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Bath Spa and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Bath.
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