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Train Information from London to Bath

distanceDistance96 miles (155 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£36 (€41)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersGreat Western Railway or South Western Railway

Trains from London to Bath cover the 96 miles (155 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 20 min with our travel partners like Great Western Railway or South Western Railway. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £30, but the average price of train tickets is £36. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Bath Spa.

Trains from London to Bath

If you're looking at travelling via train from London to Bath, you'll be happy to find several trains operating along this route on a daily basis. When travelling this route, the trains generally start around 5:25 a.m. every day, with the last train leaving Paddington Station around 09:00 p.m. and will arrive at Bath train station around 11:00 p.m. the same evening. This trip covers roughly 96 miles (155 km) in just over 1h 30min, with some of the journeys taking as long as 2h 6min.

London to Bath Train Time: Daily Departures

When looking for trains from London to Bath, you'll find plenty making the trip every day, starting at around 5:30 a.m. and ending at around 9:20 p.m. every evening. The majority of the trains depart from London Paddington Train Station but you will find a couple of routes operating from London Waterloo. The routes travelling from Waterloo typically require a couple of changes along the way and can take as long as 11h 53min. Outside of the trains from Waterloo, there are around 22 trains departing from London Paddington Station every day. These trips don't have any changes along the way and cover the distance between these two destinations in around 1h 30min.

How long is the journey by train from London to Bath?

The distance between London Paddington Station and Bath train station is roughly 96 miles (155 km). Trains departing from Paddington Station cover this distance in around 1h 30min but can take as long as 2h 6min. If your train leaves from London Waterloo Station, you can expect a direct trip to take around 3h 20min and can take as long as 11h 53min if there are numerous changes along the way.

Bath Ancient Baths. Source: Shutterstock

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Bath?

Departure train station: The most popular route between London and Bath departs from < ahref="//www.omio.com/train-stations/united-kingdom/london/london-paddington">London Paddington Station and travels to Bath Spa train station in around 1h 30min. Paddington Station is one of London's oldest stations and stands as the hub of Great Western Railway travel from London. Paddington is home to several facilities including a number of platforms with seating areas, ticketing machines, complimentary Wi-Fi, waiting rooms, vending machines, a water fountain, and a choice of trolleys to help with your luggage.

Arrival train station: Bath Spa train station is the arrival station for all trains travelling from London to Bath. Bath Spa train station is the main station in Bath and services both international and local travel. You'll find separate lifts available for cyclists, as bicycles are not to be carried upstairs. Some of the facilities that you'll find at the station include ATMs in the ticket hall, waiting rooms, flower shops, toilets, and baby changing facilities, to name a few.

Which train companies travel from London to Bath?

If you're travelling via train from London to Bath, you can expect your journey to be operated by Great Western Railway. GWR, formerly known as First Great Western, is a long-distance, inner-city train service operating across the South and Southwest of the UK out of Reading Railway Station which connects to London Paddington, Bristol Temple Meads, and Cardiff Central. Passengers are generally allowed to travel with their pets but they will need to be on a leash or in a cage during transit. If you plan on travelling with your bicycle, you will need to pre-book the service. Folding bikes are recommended due to limited capacity.

Great Western Railway trains from London to Bath

Great Western Railway is the train operator of trips from London to Bath train station and provides a variety of services to several routes throughout the UK. If you're travelling on an inner-city journey, your train is likely to be one of the newer high-speed trains with onboard Wi-Fi, extra seat space, and easier accessibility for those with mobility issues. Trains between London and Bath are generally long-distance trains that also come with onboard Wi-Fi and charging points for your devices. You'll find around 22 trains per day operated by GWR travelling from London to Bath. Great Western Railway offers several ticket types such as Anytime flexible travel, Advanced, Off-peak, and Super Off-peak tickets all varying in flexibility and price.

Bath Houses. Source: Shutterstock

Train London to Bath: Services on Board

If you're travelling as a first-class passenger, you'll have the added benefit of a well-stocked trolley, extra-wide seats, tables with sockets and high-speed internet, as well as access to first-class lounges at the station and Pullman dining. You will not be allowed to bring more than three pieces of luggage or luggage larger than 30 x 70 x 90 cm, nor will you be allowed to transport surfboards.

If you're travelling with a disability, you can contact the team ahead of schedule and arrange assistance at the station and on the train, GWR is committed to providing the best assistance to those in need. You can arrange a sunflower lanyard for those with hidden disabilities that notifies staff members that you may need help, this can be arranged prior to your arrival or at London Paddington Station.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Bath?

If you're looking for the most affordable tickets, the best place to start is with an Omio search. Omio consolidates results from a variety of different websites and companies and displays the results on a single page for you to see. These results can be filtered according to price, travel time, and departure time. We suggest booking your ticket as far in advance as possible to save on your journey. The closer you get to the day you want to travel, the more expensive the tickets will be.

Another trick to saving on tickets is to search on Omio with flexible dates. You'll often find random deals on different days of the week, with travel on Mondays and Tuesdays generally being more cost-effective than travelling over the weekend. You may also want to consider the different ticket types, the more flexibility you opt for, the pricier the tickets are going to be.

To Bath by train—travel tips

Bath is currently the biggest city in Somerset County and is well-known for its Roman-built baths. The city is easy to reach via train travel with more than 20 routes operating from London Paddington Station alone on a daily basis. With its breathtaking scenery, budding food scene, and exquisite Georgian architecture, Bath is widely considered the jewel of the South West and offers a variety of sights to see and activities to get involved in.

Bath is also the only spot in the UK that has had the entire city designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, just visiting the place is a bucket list item. Firstly, you cannot visit the city of Bath without visiting the ancient Roman Baths and learn about their history on a guided tour. You won't be allowed to bathe in the Roman Baths, but you can experience what it's like to bathe in natural springs as they did by visiting Thermae Day Spa’s rooftop pool.

If you're an architecture lover, you'll be blown away in Bath. The Royal Crescent is a must-see with its elegantly laid-out terraces, one of the most iconic sights to see in the city. As a literary lover, you'll be hard-pressed to find somewhere better than the Jane Austen Centre.

Travel Tips

Trains from London to Bath
Travel by train to Bath easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Bath.
FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains to Bath from London?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Bath from London for as little as £30  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from London to Bath?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from London to Bath is £36  one way.
What is the distance by train from London to Bath?
The London to Bath train distance is approximately 96 miles (155 km).
How many hours does it take from London to Bath by train?
The London to Bath train duration is on average 1 h 20 min, which is to be expected when travelling 96 miles (155 km) to Bath from London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What station does the London to Bath train leave from? Which Bath train station do I come into from London?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from London Victoria   to Bath Spa.

Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in Bath?

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Bath Spa, located 0.1 miles (137 m) away from the city centre.

Which train providers can take me to Bath from London?
When taking a train from London to Bath, you can count on Great Western Railway or South Western Railway for the best way to get you to Bath. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from London to Bath and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there to Bath from London a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from London to Bath. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How early should I book London to Bath train tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Bath from London within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £36 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from London to Bath a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Bath
The major railway station for departures from London is London Victoria. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Victoria for your trip between London and Bath.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
24/7
Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 2078437688
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139