There are 6 ways to get from Bath to Bristol by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  12 min

  1. Take the train from Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads

$6 - $40

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Rideshare  •  38 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bath to Bristol 13 miles

$3

4 alternative options

Bus  •  45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bath City Centre, Bus Station to Redcliffe Way 39 / ...

$3 - $9

Night train  •  12 min

  1. Take the night train from Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads

$6 - $12

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bath to Bristol 13.4 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Bath to Bristol 13.4 miles

$2 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Bath to Bristol is to rideshare which costs £2 and takes 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bath to Bristol is to train which costs £4 - £30 and takes 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bath City Centre, Bus Station station and arriving at Redcliffe Way. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bath Spa and arriving at Bristol Temple Meads. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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The distance between Bath and Bristol is 12 miles. The road distance is 13.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Bath to Bristol without a car is to train which takes 12 min and costs £4 - £30.

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The train from Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads takes 12 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Bath to Bristol bus services, operated by First, arrive at Bath City Centre, Bus Station.

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Bath to Bristol train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Bath Spa station.

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The best way to get from Bath to Bristol is to train which takes 12 min and costs £4 - £30. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 - £7 and takes 45 min.

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  • Distance: 11.6 miles
  • Duration: 12 min

What companies run services between Bath, England and Bristol, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Bath to Bristol hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $12 and the journey takes 12 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Bath to Bristol every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 45 min. National Express also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$6 - $10
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $12
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bath to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bath to Bristol
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Bath to Bristol
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Yellow Cabs
Phone
+44 117 923 1515
Website
yellowcabsbristol.co.uk
Alpha Taxis
Phone
+44 117 921 1211
AA Taxis
Phone
+44 117 955 5000

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Bath to Bristol bus services, operated by First, arrive at Redcliffe Way station.

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Bath to Bristol train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Bristol Temple Meads station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bath to Bristol is 13 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Bath to Bristol.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Bath and Bristol. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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