Getting here

The Roman Baths are in the centre of Bath in the West of England. Bath is 100 miles (160km) west of London and 10 miles (16km) east of Bristol. Bath has good coach and rail connections from London and from most major cities in the UK. It is a delightful city to explore on foot.

By bus or coach

Due to Bath Christmas Market taking place from 24 November - 11 December, please allow enough time to arrive for your visit to the Roman Baths.

Riverside Coach Park, Bath - Notification of changes to coach pick up/drop off commencing 4 January 2016

There will be a change in operation of the Riverside Coach Park BA1 1UE from a long term parking facility to short term (drop-off/pick-up) use. This change will be implemented in January 2016 with long term coach parking being relocated to the First Bus Weston Island depot BA2 9ES. This is due to essential flood mitigation and flood defence works to the north and south banks of the River Avon.    

There will be no drop-off/pick-up charge for the Riverside Coach Park but there will be parking charges at the Weston Island depot which will be in line with the current charges at the Riverside Coach Park.

Please see www.bathnes.gov.uk/parking for further information and contact details if you require further clarification.

National Express operates a regular bus service from London Victoria, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The dropping-off point is at the bus station, five minutes walk from the Roman Baths, see pedestrian map.

By Car

The quickest and most straightforward route if you are travelling from a distance is likely to be via the M5 and M4 approaching Bath from the north and using the Lansdown Park and Ride, marked Park and Ride North. Full details of Park and Ride services for Bath can be viewed here. Bath Car Park charges can be viewed here.  

Disabled Badge Holders: There are parking bays for disabled people in a number of locations in the city centre. Please contact Shopmobility on 01225 481744 or email for the latest details. The nearest three hour parking spaces to the Roman Baths for disabled people are on Cheap Street, BA1 1NA. 

Watch videos on accessible parking and parking permits here.

By train

Bath is an excellent city to visit by rail. The station is called Bath Spa. There are frequent high-speed connections to London Paddington. For a slower and cheaper service try London Waterloo. The Roman Baths is less than ten minutes walk from the station, see pedestrian map. Please note: London Paddington will be closed to all rail services from Saturday 24 December to Thursday 29 December 2016. Click here to find out further details.

On foot

Bath is well suited to pedestrians. Most hotels and guest houses are within easy reach of the city centre. Follow the on-street maps, or print out a pedestrian map. The Roman Baths are right in the centre of Bath, near Bath Abbey. The entrance is in Abbey Church Yard, BA1 1LY. See the VisitBath and VisitSomerset websites for more things to see and do in Bath.

By plane

Bath is accessible from Heathrow and Gatwick airports by public transport. The nearest airport is Bristol Airport, which serves the UK and a number of European routes. There are cars for hire and Bath is about 45 minutes drive away. There is an hourly direct bus link from Bristol airport to Bath city centre. For more information visit the Bristol Airport Guide here.

By bicycle

Bath is on the Sustrans National Cycle Route 4, which runs east-west through Bath, connecting Reading to Bristol. The immensely popular Bristol – Bath railway Path provides a tranquil walking and cycling path between the two cities. There is also good access from the south through the new Bath Two Tunnels Circuit, Route 244. There is helpful advice on the Sustrans website.

There is no direct cycle route from the north, and the A46 can be dangerous for cyclists, so it is worth planning a route that avoids this busy road.

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