Bath School of EnglishGetting to Bath

Trainsand coaches to Bath

If you have booked an Airport Transfer with Bath School of English, a private taxi arranged by the School will meet you at the airport and take you directly to your Homestay address.

If you are travelling to Bath by train or coach, the following information may be useful. It includes information about travelling to Bath from London Heathrow Airport and Bristol Airport. Please contact us if you are arriving at a different UK airport and would like some travel information or advice.

TRAINS from London
Trains from London to Bath leave from London Paddington Railway Station. The fastest trains take less than 90 minutes. Trains arrive at Bath Spa Station in Bath city centre. It is advisable to pre-book your travel tickets and to reserve seats as early as possible.

TRAINS from London Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Express Trains from London Heathrow Airport arrive at London Paddington Railway Station.

  • If you arrive at Terminals 1, 2 or 3 follow signs for "Trains" and you will reach Heathrow Central station. From there, take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington, which takes 15 minutes
  • If you arrive at Terminal 4, take the inter-terminal shuttle to Heathrow Central. From there, take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington, which takes 15 minutes
  • If you arrive at Terminal 5 the station is at Basement level, which you reach by lift or escalator. The journey to London Paddington takes just over 20 minutes

TRAINS from Bristol
Trains from Bristol to Bath leave from Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station. The fastest trains take around 10 minutes. Trains arrive at Bath Spa Station in Bath city centre.

TRAINS from Bristol Airport

Take the Bristol Flyer express coach service shuttle service to Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station. The journey takes around 30 minutes. From Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station, take the train to Bath Spa Station in Bath city centre. The fastest trains take around 10 minutes.

COACHES from London
National Express coaches run from London Victoria coach station to Bath Spa Bus Station. It is advisable to pre-book your travel tickets as early as possible.
 
COACHES from London Heathrow Airport
National Express coaches run from the Central Bus Station in Heathrow Airport to Bath Spa Bus Station. It is advisable to pre-book your travel tickets as early as possible.
  • If you arrive at Terminal 1, 2 or 3, the Central Bus Station is a short walk from the Arrivals Halls
  • If you arrive at Terminal 4 it there is a free transfer service to the Central Bus Station from Stop 7
  • If you arrive at Terminal 5 the coach to Bath leaves from Bays 13-16 outside the Terminal

COACHES from Bristol
National Express coaches run from Bristol Bus and Coach Station in Marlborough Street to Bath Spa Bus Station. It is advisable to pre-book your travel tickets as early as possible.

COACHES from Bristol Airport
Take the Bristol Flyer express coach service shuttle service to Bristol Bus and Coach Station, then take a National Express coach to Bath Spa Bus Station.*

* It is quicker to get off the Bristol Flyer at Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station, and then take the train to Bath Spa Station in Bath city centre.

Travel Links
National Rail Enquiries

National Express

Bristol Flyer express coach

Bath Travel Guide


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