Travelling to Bath
Bath is a compact city just 15 minutes’ walk from one side of the city centre to the other. The transport interchange is also in the city centre. It is easy to get from city centre hotels to other venues for meeting, dining or entertainment. Countryside venues and activities are five to 40 minutes’ drive from the city.
Bath is just eight miles south of Junction 18 on the M4 motorway. Park and Ride services run seven days a week.
Bath Spa train station is located in the city centre. Great Western Railway service London Paddington–Bath every 30 minutes, duration 84 minutes. Great Western Railway offer corporate event organisers a great deal on fares for conference delegates – please see the ‘Great Western Railway Conference Fares’ tab for more information.
Bristol Airport – 45 Minutes by Road
Bath’s local airport is located 20 miles from Bath with flights to 100+ destinations. There is a regular bus service every 30 minutes. The journey takes 50 minutes.
Bristol Airport offers a range of services for business passengers:
Executive Aspire Lounge in Departures
Executive Aspire Lounge offers complimentary drinks and snacks, newspapers and free Wi-Fi. You can book here.
Fast Track Security
With fast track security you can check in as normal and then proceed down the Fast Check Security channel where your boarding card, passport and confirmation email will be checked. The cost is £3.95 and you can book online here.
London Heathrow Airport – One Hour and 45 Minutes by RoadAccess from London Heathrow for overseas visitors is direct by road, National Express coach service or rail service via London or Reading.
Birmingham Airport – Two Hours 15 Minutes by Road
Access from Birmingham Airport for overseas visitors by road via M5/M4 motorways, National Express coach service and by rail changing at Bristol.
Coach services drop off and pick up at central transport interchange.
National Express offer a range of services including direct service daily London Heathrow-Bath duration two hours.
A range of maps and guides are available to download on the Visit Bath website.
Great Western Railway Conference Fares
GWR offer corporate event organisers a great deal on fares for conference delegates.
This exclusive deal offers reduced rail rates to conference delegates who are travelling to Bath from all main GWR stations and a range of connecting routes – view the map here.
To book, click on Bath and complete the search form. Make sure ‘Bath Spa Conf’ is typed in the ‘To’ destination box to receive your exclusive rate for travel.
Select travel dates, times, number of passengers and preferred class of travel and click search to access available trains, select and book.