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Getting Here

Bath Christmas Market is located in the city centre, just a five minute walk from Bath Spa train station, and various car parks.

Travelling by Car

Bath is located just 20 miles from junction 18 of the M4 motorway which runs direct from London and Heathrow Airport. There are also excellent motorway links from the North and Devon and Cornwall via the M5 motorway, whilst Wales is just a short drive west on the M4. During the Christmas Market’s peak times the roads and car parks can be busy so we highly recommend using one of Bath’s three park and ride services.

Park & Ride services in Bath

Bath is well served by three Park & Ride services that run seven days a week. Using any of the Park & Ride services takes just 10 minutes to get to the centre of Bath. Returns cost just £2.50 at weekends and £3.20 Monday to Friday, with free parking.

There will be extended hours for the Christmas period, with Park & Ride services operating until 22:00 each day of the Market (Thursday 27th November – Sunday 14th December 2014)  except on Sundays,  when the last service will run at 18:00.

Travelling by Train

Bath Spa train station is located in the centre of Bath. It is a short walk from the city’s shops and attractions. There are regular train services direct from London Paddington and London Waterloo to Bath Spa, with an average journey time of 90 minutes. Bristol Temple Meads is just 15 minutes away by trainand is a major hub for travel to all other parts of the country. A number of services to Bath Spa will change at Bristol Temple Meads including services from northern England, Scotland, Devon and Cornwall.

You can get direct trains to Bath Spa from a number of destinations in the UK including Cardiff. Regular train services run from Cardiff Central train station to Bath Spa, with an average journey time of around 65 minutes. If you travel to Bath by train you can take advantage of First Great Western’s 2 for 1 offers at top Bath attractions and restaurants. Train services can be busy during the Christmas Market, so First Great Western will be running additional services to make sure your journey is comfortable, more details on this to follow – please check back.

Travelling by Bus

Several bus operators provide services in and around Bath. First Group is the largest and they operate from the bus station in Dorchester Street adjacent to Bath Spa train station. Travelling around Bath by bus is easy with a number of routes from the centre to the city’s outer areas. Money saving deals on other First bus services such as the FirstDay ticket offers unlimited travel in and around Bath for only £4.10 off-peak (after 9am Mon-Fri and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays).

Travelling by Coach

National Express provides good value coach travel linking all major towns and cities in Europe. Frequent services run from London Victoria coach station, London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport to Bath bus station.