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Travel Information to Bristol from Bath

distanceDistance11 miles (18 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £9 • 14 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreat Western Railway

Take a train to travel 11 miles (18 km) between Bath and Bristol. Great Western Railway is the main travel provider operating this journey. Travellers can even take a direct train from Bath to Bristol.

General Information about the journey from Bath to Bristol

Located only 13 miles away, Bristol is only a short ride from Bath by either bus or train. The close proximity between the two cities means that there are plenty of regular train and bus services running each day to choose from. Trains provide the fastest and most direct option, with the journey time being as little as 11 minutes. However, the bus is also a good choice of transport, providing regular services between the two city centres in just under an hour.

Return journeys from Bristol to Bath are also available.

Buses from Bath to Bristol

Bus services between Bath and Bristol run many times per day, with 41 buses making the journey. National Express runs an economical service each day starting in the late morning and finishing in the early evening. Buses to Bristol can be found at Bath Bus Station in the city centre and run to Bristol Coach Station on Marlborough Street, Bristol. The journey is direct and takes between 40 and 50 minutes. It is worth booking in advance to guarantee a place on the bus, particularly in busy periods. Cheaper fares can be achieved when tickets are booked in advance for off-peak times.

Trains from Bath to Bristol

Trains can often be a faster way to travel between the two cities, but may also be less economical. The journey time between the two cities is only about 12 to 20 minutes and there are many trains running each day. Trains run every 15 to 45 minutes from Bath Spa in the city centre to Bristol Temple Meads with no changes required. Train services run all day from 5.12am until 23.52, giving travellers plenty of choices to plan their journey. Booking online in advance often makes the ticket price cheaper when compared with buying tickets at the station.

Travel Tips

Travel from Bath to Bristol
Travel to Bristol 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 Bath to Bristol.
How do you get from Bath to Bristol?

Getting from Bath to Bristol includes taking a train.

How many miles are between Bath and Bristol

You should expect to travel around 11 miles (18 km) from Bath to Bristol.

What are the departure and arrival points in Bath and in Bristol?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Bath to Bristol:

  • Trains from Bath to Bristol most often leave from Bath Spa and arrive in Bristol Temple Meads.
Which travel operators can get me from Bath to Bristol?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with between Bath and Bristol:

  • You can take a train from Bath to Bristol with Great Western Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for £9 with Great Western Railway from Bath to Bristol.
Is there a way to travel directly from Bath to Bristol?

Yes, there is a direct route available from Bath to Bristol:

  • You can take a direct train with South Western Railway or Great Western Railway.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Bristol as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Bath to Bristol.

Where else should I travel to after my journey to Bristol from Bath ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Bath to Bristol often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Cardiff or Birmingham. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bath and Bristol itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Bristol and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Bath and Bristol online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Bath to Bristol, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £9 one way.

But we recommend booking Bath to Bristol tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

What is the quickest way from Bath to Bristol?

Travelling by train is also the quickest way from Bath to Bristol. It takes on average 14 min   to travel this journey.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bath Spa
Bath Spa Train Station
Bath Spa

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