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|Airport||BRISTOL AIRPORT 32 km|
|Train station||BATH SPA 6.5 km|
Activities near Bath
|Sports||Tennis in town, Horse riding, Fishing|
|Great for||Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, City breaks, Nightlife, Cycling holidays|
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BRISTOL AIRPORT TO BATH
Bristol Airport, just 20 miles from Bath, is one of Britain’s fastest growing airports and serves over 113 destinations worldwide.
The Bristol Airport Flyer express coach service leaves the airport every 10 minutes and is a regular 24 hour service, 7 days a week (please check the airport website for exact times). The coach drops you at Bristol Temple Meads train station, where you can catch one of the many frequent train services into Bath. Complete journey time from Bristol Airport to Bath Spa train station is approximately 60 minutes.
A combined ticket for the Bristol Airport Flyer and onward rail travel to Bath can be easily purchased in advance online by visiting www.thetrainline.com.
Alternatively, separate tickets can be purchased on the day aboard the Bristol Airport Flyer for the coach ticket and at Bristol Temple Meads train station for the train ticket.
HEATHROW AIRPORT TO BATH
Heathrow Airport is just 100 miles east of Bath on the M4 motorway. A regular National Express coach service goes direct from the airport to Bath. Complete journey time is between 120 and 180 minutes. Alternatively, a Heathrow Express train service runs between the airport and London Paddington train station where you can then pick up a direct train service to Bath Spa train station. Complete journey time is approximately 135 minutes.
GATWICK AIRPORT TO BATH
Gatwick Airport is located south of London, approximately 140 miles east of Bath. You can take a train from the airport to Reading train station where you can pick up a train service to Bath Spa train station. Complete journey time is approximately 180 minutes. Alternatively, you can catch a National Express coach from Gatwick Airport via Heathrow Airport to Bath. Complete journey time approximately 270 minutes.
TRAVELLING BY TRAINS
There are regular train services direct from London Paddington and London Waterloo to Bath Spa, with an average journey time of around 90 minutes from Paddington and 120 minutes from Waterloo.
Bristol Temple Meads is just 15 minutes away by train. It is a major hub for travel to all other parts of the country. A number of services to Bath Spa will change at Bristol Temple Meads including services from northern England, Scotland, Devon and Cornwall.
You can get direct trains to Bath Spa from a number of destinations in the UK including Cardiff. Regular train services run from Cardiff Central train station to Bath Spa, with an average journey time of around 65 minutes.
If you are staying in Bath for a few days you can easily take a day trip by train to a number of nearby destinations including Bradford-on-Avon and Bristol.
TRAVELLING BY CAR
Bath is 10 miles from junction 18 of the M4 motorway which runs direct from London and Heathrow Airport. There are excellent motorway links from the North, Devon and Cornwall via the M5 motorway. Wales is a short drive west on the M4 motorway.