There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to Bath by train, bus or car

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Train via Bristol Temple Meads  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads

$58 - $117

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Bath City Centre, James Street West 37 / ...

$14 - $18

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Bath Spa

$60 - $90

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to Bath 101.5 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to Bath is to bus which costs £10 - £14 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to Bath is to train which costs £40 - £90 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Birmingham station to Bath. However, there are services departing from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and arriving at Bath City Centre, James Street West via Bristol, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Bath Spa. Services depart five times a day. The journey takes approximately 2 h.

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The distance between Birmingham and Bath is 79 miles. The road distance is 101.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Bath without a car is to train which takes 1 h 46 min and costs £40 - £90.

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It takes approximately 1 h 46 min to get from Birmingham to Bath, including transfers.

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Birmingham to Bath bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Birmingham to Bath train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to Bath is to train which takes 1 h 46 min and costs £40 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £14 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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Birmingham to Bath bus services, operated by First, arrive at Bath City Centre, James Street West station.

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Birmingham to Bath train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Bristol Temple Meads station.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to Bath.
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  • Distance: 79.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 46 min

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Birmingham to Bath hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $80 and the journey takes 1 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Birmingham to Bath via Bristol Bus & Coach Station and Bristol, Bus Station in around 2 h 58 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Train from Birmingham New Street to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Bristol Bus & Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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