How to get from London to Bath

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from London to Bath

You can get from London to Bath by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Bath on 17 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

19:00London2h35 21:35Bath
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Travel Information to Bath from London

distanceDistance96 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£16 - £41
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £16 • 2 h 23 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £41 • 1 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Great Western Railway

Travel 96 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from London to Bath. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £16. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Great Western Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from London to Bath.

How to Travel from London to Bath

London and Bath are just 100 kilometres apart, and as such, trains and buses are both equally convenient. An average journey time between the locations is between 1.5 hours and 3 hours. Both trains and buses operate throughout the day with services starting early in the morning and running until late in the evening.

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What is the best way to travel from London to Bath?

Cheapest way to travel from London to Bath


Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from London to Bath with next-day tickets starting from £5. National Express buses that travel from London to Bath depart from main bus hub in the capital, Victoria station in central London. There are around 15 direct buses per day starting from around 07:30, departing hourly until 23:00. The journeys take between 2 and a half to 3 hours and terminate at Bath Coach station.

Fastest way to travel from London to Bath


The fastest way to travel from London to Bath is by Train. The scenic train journey from London Paddington to Bath Spa is operated by Great Western Railway and generally takes just 1.5 hours to complete. Journeys first depart around 7:30 a.m. each morning from London Paddington and continue to run until just after 11:00 p.m. each evening. The final train of the night arrives at Bath Spa at around 1:00 a.m.

Most popular way to travel from London to Bath


Most travellers making the London to Bath journey who book with Omio choose to travel by train. Trains to Bath from London can cost as little £12 when booked in advanced but only increase to around £30 if booked in advanced. There are roughly 30 trains daily connecting London to Bath provided by either Great Western Railway or a slightly longer service by South West Trains.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Bath

Travel 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Bath from London. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Bath. Tickets for a coach cost on average £16.

This is compared to other travel options to Bath:

A coach is generally £24 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £41 from London to Bath.

The fastest way from London to Bath is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 18 min.

Other travel options between London and Bath can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 23 min   of travel time.

The London to Bath distance is approximately 96 miles.

The average frequency per day from London to Bath is:

  • 9 coaches a day.
  • 32 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between London and Bath as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Bath:

  • Most travellers board their train from London Victoria and arrive in Bath Spa.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Bath:

  • You can travel by coach from London to Bath with National Express, and you can find National Express London to Bath tickets for £16 on Omio.
  • You can go to Bath from London by train with Great Western Railway. You'll see cheap train tickets for £41 with Great Western Railway from London to Bath on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from London to Bath with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 9 direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with National Express.
  • You'll find 31 direct trains per day with Great Western Railway.

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

Many of our customers travelling from London to Bath don't make Bath their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Bristol, Oxford or Cardiff, either of which you could add to your London and Bath trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Bath to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip to Bath from London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £16 one way.
  • Train tickets cost £41 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Bath online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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