Getting Here


The City of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the South West of England. Bath is renowned for its rich history and architecture, and particularly the thermal spa baths that give the city its name. It is home to a large variety of museums, cultural sites, and tourist attractions as well as two large Universities.

Travelling to Bath

The Visit Bath website and the University of Bath website both have comprehensive information about travelling to Bath.

By road: Bath is accessible from the M4 and M5 motorways.

By rail: Bath is very accessible by rail, being only 20 minutes from Bristol Temple Meads and under two hours from London Paddington. The train station, Bath Spa (BTH), is centrally located in the city with access to buses and taxis. Please note there are planned engineering works from the 8th-23rd of April. This may cause some disruption to your journey and involve travelling on bus replacement services.

By air: There are a number of international airports with strong transport links to Bath. Bristol Airport (BRS) is the closest, but London Heathrow (LHR) or London Gatwick (LGW) provide flights to more locations while still having fast train links to Bath.

The University of Bath

The campus is situated in the hills to the East of the city. The University of Bath website has maps and a virtual tour of the campus.

There are frequent buses to the campus (The U1 and U18 services), as well as parking available

Things to Do

The Visit Bath website is the official guide for tourist activities, restaurants, and events in Bath.