Getting Here

How do I get to the festival? Is there parking?

The address is Bath Recreation Ground, Pulteney Mews, Bath BA2 4DS. There is no parking on site at Bath Festivals, but you can click here for a map of the local car parks. We recommend sharing lifts with others if travelling by car to the festival. Websites such as liftshare offer this service.

Getting to Bath

Situated in the South West of England, the City of Bath is easily accessible to visitors. Bath Spa train station is located in the city centre, and as a mainline station, welcomes frequent trains from London (90 mins) and the south west. Bath is just a 45 minute drive from the nearest airport (Bristol), and is connected to the main London airports via the railway. Bath is also positioned perfectly for road travel, on the M4 motorway which links London to the south west. Please note that Cleveland Bridge is currently closed, click here for more information.

Train

Please be aware that trains are not running from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa station on the 7 and 8 August 2021. Trains will be replaced with buses.

Train lines effected on 7 August:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (direct and calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (direct and calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Stapleton Road

Train lines effected on 8 August:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (direct and calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (direct)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach (calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Parkway / Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads

For more information on potential disruptions, click here.

Tickets and Enquiries: www.nationalrail.com

Park & Ride

There are three Park & Ride sites available that serve Bath City Centre, they stop at a short walking distance from the festival. Parking there is free, you only pay the bus fare.

Park & Rides will be running with normal timetables, but the entrances to the Park & Rides sites are locked after the last buses have operated but the exits are left open to enable vehicles to be retrieved later.

Visit the Travelwest Journey Planner to see all Park & Ride sites and check any other journey options. Make sure to set the date and time to suit your plans for the day and see the most accurate options.

Fares vary depending on who operates a bus service, use Travelwest’s Fares page to check fares for your bus service and bus operator’s contact details.

We encourage customer to either buy tickets in advance using the First Bus app or paying onboard with contactless

Please note bus services may be subject to last minute changes due to unforeseen circumstances. Festival goers should check with bus operators for any changes to their services before travelling

Parking in Bath

Car parks are situated in various locations in Bath. For more information on car parking, including a map of local car parks, opening times and charges, click here.

Bus and Coach

There are several bus services stopping at a short walk from the festival.

Visit the Travelwest Journey Planner to see which bus service is best for your journey. Make sure to set the date and time to suit your plans for the day and see the most accurate options.

Fares vary depending on who operates a bus service, use Travelwest’s Fares page to check fares for your bus service and bus operator’s contact details.

On the day, you can check Travelwest’s Live Arrivals page to see which bus services are arriving at bus stops in real time.

We encourage customer to either buy tickets in advance using the First Bus app or paying onboard with contactless

 Please note bus services may be subject to last minute changes due to unforeseen circumstances. Festival goers should check with bus operators for any changes to their services before travelling.

National Express is the UK’s largest scheduled coach operator and provides a great services to Bath from all over the UK. Use the journey planner below to book your next trip.

Cycling

If you’re planning to cycle on the day, there are several public cycle parking stands available in the area surrounding the festival.

To plan the best route for your journey, visit the Better By Bike cycle planner.