There are 3 ways to get from Bournemouth to Bath by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Southampton Central
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa

$47 - $113

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Bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row X3
  2. Take the bus from Salisbury, New Canal to Bath City Centre, Bus Station D1

$16 - $18

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Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Bath 63.9 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Bath is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Bath is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth to Bath station. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Square and arriving at Bath City Centre, Bus Station via Salisbury, New Canal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bournemouth to Bath. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth and arriving at Bath Spa via Southampton Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Bath is 50 miles. The road distance is 63.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Bath without a car is to train which takes 2 h 42 min and costs £35 - £90.

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It takes approximately 2 h 42 min to get from Bournemouth to Bath, including transfers.

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Bournemouth to Bath bus services, operated by More Bus, depart from Bournemouth Square station.

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Bournemouth to Bath train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Bournemouth station.

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The best way to get from Bournemouth to Bath is to train which takes 2 h 42 min and costs £35 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £14 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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

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Bournemouth to Bath train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Bath Spa station.

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Map of how to get from Bournemouth to Bath.
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  • Distance: 50.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 42 min

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

You can take a train from Bournemouth to Bath via Southampton Central in around 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Bath via Salisbury, Blue Boar Row and Salisbury, New Canal in around 4 h 33 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $65
Bus operators
More Bus
Website
morebus.co.uk
Bus from Bournemouth Square to Salisbury, Blue Boar Row
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
morebus.co.uk

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