There are 5 ways to get from Bristol to Bath by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  10 min

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

$6 - $40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  37 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bristol to Bath 12.9 miles

$2 - $4

3 alternative options

Bus  •  40 min

  1. Take the bus from Temple Meads to Bath City Centre, James Street West 39 / ...

$3 - $9

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bristol to Bath 13.4 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Bath 13.4 miles

$2 - $5

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Bath is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Bath is to train which costs £4 - £30 and takes 10 min.

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

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The train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa takes 10 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Temple Meads and arriving at Bath City Centre, James Street West. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bristol Temple Meads and arriving at Bath Spa. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Bristol to Bath every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $11 and the journey takes 10 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, First operates a bus from Bristol to Bath every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $4 and the journey takes 40 min. National Express also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$6 - $10
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $11
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 Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Bath
Ave. Duration
40 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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bristol to Bath
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Bristol to Bath
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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