You can get from London to Bath by train, bus or flight.
To get from London to Bath on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||96 miles (155 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$6 - $42|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $6 (€5) • 2 h 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $42 (€33) • 1 h 18 min|
|Popular travel companies||Megabus 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are 2 ways to get from London to Bath: bus or train.
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.
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.
The distance is approximately 96 miles (155 km) from London to Bath.
The average frequency per day from London to Bath is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling 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:
Yes, there are direct services available from London to Bath with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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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