How to travel from London to Bath

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from London to Bath

You can get from London to Bath by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Bath on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30AMLondon2h55 12:25PMBath, Dorchester Street
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Travel Information to Bath from London

distanceDistance96 miles (155 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $65
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $12 (€11) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $65 (€59) • 1 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or South Western Railway

Travel 96 miles (155 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Bath from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€11). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or South Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from London to Bath.

How to travel from London to Bath

It used to be one of the more romantic stage coach routes of Regency England, but these days travel from London to Bath is a little more comfortable and rapid. Travelers planning a trip to the historic spa town can choose from direct train or bus connections from the capital, with services operating seven days a week. Train journeys from London Paddington on the main line west to Bath are the fastest option, with the quickest journeys taking a round an hour and 20 minutes. Direct trains are available from early morning to late evening with a choice of departure stations in London.  Direct bus connections depart from central London four times a day, with total journey times to Bath of just under 3 hours. 

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Bath?

Buses offer the cheapest means of travel from London to Bath. National Express buses depart from London Victoria Coach Station four times a day, taking a little under 3 hours to reach Bath. Buses arrive at the city bus station, close to Bath Spa rail station, south of the historic center. Great Western Railway trains from London Paddington to Bath depart frequently seven days a week and advance booking often secures very economical fares. South Western Railway services from London Waterloo depart twice daily on weekdays, and the lowest fares for this route must also be booked well in advance. All trains arrive at Bath Spa station. 

What is the fastest way to travel  from London to Bath?

Great Western Railway's quickest direct train from London Paddington to Bath takes 1 hour and 19  minutes to complete the 115 mile journey to the Somerset city, the fastest travel option for this trip. Other trains from Paddington take up to ten minutes longer, while South Western Railway services from London Waterloo take 2 hours and 25 minutes. Trains from Paddington depart roughly every half hour from early morning to late evening, while services from Waterloo leave twice a day on weekdays, in mid-morning and early afternoon. National Express bus services from London Victoria Coach Station take 2 hours and 55 minutes to reach Bath. Buses to Bath depart from London four times daily, seven days a week, with two morning and two afternoon services.

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The Omio booking platform offers a quick way of comparing the costs, departure times and journey length for travel from London to Bath by train and bus. Booking well in advance gives travelers access to the cheapest fares. When booking train journeys, passengers should check whether it is possible to find a cheaper fare by adjusting your travel plans by an hour or so, or taking an off peak service, if possible.  

Travel from London to Bath by train

Two rail operators provide direct train services from London to Bath. Great Western Railway, the main rail franchise in the west of England offers  direct Intercity Express trains from London Paddington to Bath Spa station roughly every 30 minutes from very early in the morning until late in the evening.  Sunday trains to Bath on this route are a little less frequent, with departures beginning a little later in the morning. Journey times from Paddington to Bath range from 1 hour and 19 minutes to around ten minutes longer. South Western Railway provides two daily direct trains from London Waterloo to bath on weekdays, with departures in mid-morning and just after midday. Trains from Waterloo take around 2 hours and 25 minutes to reach Bath.  All trains from London arrive at Bath Spa station, about 20 minutes on foot south of the historic center, or a 10 minute ride on buses from stops close to the station entrance. 

Travel from London to Bath by bus

The UK's main national bus operator, National Express, provides four daily direct buses  from London Victoria Coach Station to Bath  seven days a week. Buses depart at three hour intervals, with two morning departures and two afternoon services. Journey times for bus travel from London to Bath sit around 3 hours. All National Express buses arrive at the Bath bus terminus. located south of the city center, close to  Bath Spa station. City bus routes from nearby stops make the trip downtown in around ten minutes.

How to get from London to Bath

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from London to Bath, 55,27% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from London to Bath and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from London to Bath

Travel Tips: Travel to Bath easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Bath.

There are 4 ways to travel from London to Bath including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between London and Bath is by taking a bus with an average price of $12 (€11).

This is compared to other travel options to Bath:

A bus is $52 (€48) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from London to Bath costing on average $65 (€59).

The quickest way to travel to Bath from London is by train, which takes on average 1 h 18 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 45 min   of travel time.

The distance from London to Bath is approximately 96 miles (155 km).

The average frequency per day from London to Bath is:

  • 9 buses per day.
  • 42 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between London and Bath as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from London to Bath:

  • Most travelers board their train from London Victoria and arrive in Bath Spa.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Bath:

  • You can take a bus from London to Bath with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $12 (€11) with National Express from London to Bath.
  • You can take a train from London to Bath with South Western Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for $65 (€59) with South Western Railway from London to Bath.

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Bath with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Bath with National Express with 9 direct buses per day.
  • You can find 30 direct trains per day to Bath with Great Western Railway.

Direct services to Bath tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Omio customers who travel from London to Bath often also extend their vacation to go to Bristol, Oxford or Cardiff. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Bath and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from London to Bath, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $12 (€11) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $65 (€59) one way.

But we recommend booking London to Bath tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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