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from London to Bath

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Bath on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00PMLondon2h35 09:35PMBath, Dorchester Street
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$111One-way
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11:00AMLondon2h55 01:55PMBristol, City Centre
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$61One-way
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08:00AMLondon3h00 11:00AMBristol, City Centre
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$121One-way
06:00PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h10 08:10PMBristol, City Centre
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$231One-way
08:50AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 32h10 11:00AMBristol, City Centre
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$231One-way

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Sun
Sep 19
$45South Western Railway
$12Megabus
Mon
Sep 20
$82Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Tue
Sep 21
$79Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Wed
Sep 22
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$6Megabus
Thu
Sep 23
$79Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Fri
Sep 24
$38Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Sat
Sep 25
$38Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Sun
Sep 26
$56South Western Railway
$6Megabus
Mon
Sep 27
$75Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Tue
Sep 28
$75Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Wed
Sep 29
$75Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Thu
Sep 30
$75Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Fri
Oct 1
$31Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Sat
Oct 2
$31Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Sun
Oct 3
$31Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Mon
Oct 4
$72Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Tue
Oct 5
$72Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Wed
Oct 6
$72Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Thu
Oct 7
$65Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Fri
Oct 8
$31Great Western Railway
$6Megabus
Sat
Oct 9
$31Great Western Railway
$6Megabus

Travel Information to Bath from London

distanceDistance96 miles (155 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $42
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 2 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $42 (€33) • 1 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Great Western Railway

Take a bus or train to travel 96 miles (155 km) between London and Bath. 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 $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or Great Western Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus 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

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FAQs
How do I reach Bath from London?

There are 2 ways to get from London to Bath: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Bath from London is by taking a bus, which costs on average $6 (€5).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Bath:

Taking a bus is about $36 (€29) less than taking a train, which costs on average $42 (€33) for this journey.

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

The quickest way to travel between London and Bath 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, going by bus can take 2 h 45 min   on average.

What is the distance from London to Bath?

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

How many services a day are there between London and Bath?

The average frequency per day from London to Bath is:

  • 16 trains a day.

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

When traveling to Bath from London, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Bath?

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from London, Victoria Coach Station to Bath, Westgate Buildings.
  • Most travelers take a train from London Victoria to Bath Spa.
Who can get me from London to Bath?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Bath, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Bath by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus London to Bath tickets on Omio for $6 (€5).
  • Travel with Great Western Railway to go to Bath by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Great Western Railway London to Bath tickets on Omio for $42 (€33).
Is there a way to travel directly from London to Bath?

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with National Express or Megabus.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from London to Bath?
Many of our customers who book a trip from London to Bath often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Bristol, Oxford or Cardiff. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your London and Bath itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bath and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book my London to Bath one way ticket online to get the best deals?

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 $6 (€5) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $42 (€33) one way for this trip.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Bath
London
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London Liverpool Street Stn
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Bridge
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