View of the City of Bath and a bridge across the river

Trains to Bath

A city of wellbeing known for the infamous Roman baths, the self-titled town is surrounded by beautiful Georgian architecture with remains of Roman archaeological sites.


A popular location for rest and relaxation, delve into the history of the spa town as you visit the original Roman Baths and experience the naturally mineral-rich waters yourself in the Thermae Bath Spa. 


Once rejuvenated take a wander around and experience the town, it’s local delicacies and maybe even get to know one of its most famous residents, Jane Austen.


Popular Routes to Bath

Bath Spa Station is located in the heart of the city centre where you are close to all the main attractions and shops. The station itself has great facilities such as shops and coffee shops, with wi-fi and step-free access throughout the station.


The most popular routes to and from Bath operate from the following stations: 



Average Travel Time*



1 h 15 min



1 h 5 min



1 h 16 min



3 h 55 min



1 h 5 min



55 min



11 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap tickets to Bath

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


·         16-25 Railcard

·         Two Together Railcard

·         Family & Friends Railcard

·         Senior Railcard

·         Veterans Railcard

·         Disabled Persons Railcard

·         26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are.


Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.

When in Bath

Standing in the city centre in all its ancient glory, take a plunge into the past and see for yourself ancient Roman remains frozen in time. The Roman Baths stream 1,170,000 litres of naturally warm spring water reaching 46C into the site every day. The ruins are an interactive museum where you can walk around and learn about the history of the site and even take a sip of the spa water that drew so many visitors over the centuries due to its curative properties.


If you fancy getting in on the action, Therma Bath Spa is where you can experience the naturally warm and mineral-rich waters in a more modern setting along with contemporary treatments, if desired.


Once refreshed, sampling the local specialities is a must, especially the Sally Lunn Bun, named after a Huguenot refugee who arrived in 1680. Sally started to work with a baker, introducing them to her brioche-style bun which became popular at breakfasts and afternoon teas with the recipe being a closely guarded secret to this day. You can sample the buns as well as a lot of other tasty foods, at Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House and Museum.


Explore and save

Interested in exploring more of what Bath and South-West of England have to offer? Check out our Days Out Guide for great deals on attractions and activities.  


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Last updated:   11 October 2021