Getting to Bath

How to get to the festival

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.

Environmental Impact
As a festival, we are on the path of becoming carbon neutral. This year, we are asking our audience, our speakers, our freelancers and our musicians to join us in reducing our environmental impact.

The West of England Combined Authority has the ambition of becoming Net Zero carbon by 2030 with the aim of halting the decline of wildlife and support its recovery. Help us help the environment by using public transport, cycling and walking where possible. Bath also offers a Park and Ride service that helps reducing air pollution in the city.

Bath Spa is served by Great Western Railway trains, with direct services from many mainline stations. Once you arrive in Bath many of our central venues are just a 5-10 minute walk away from the station.

Tickets and Enquiries:

Bath has three Park & Ride Services, all of which have a 10 minute journey time and stop centrally. Parking is free and there are services from each site seven days a week. Regular bus services run into the city at least every 15 minutes. All buses are wheelchair and pushchair friendly. If travelling by car we would recommend using the Park and Ride service as parking in Bath is limited at peak times. Once in Bath it is just a short walk to many of our central venues. For more information please click here.

First Bus run regular services locally and to nearby town and villages – for route maps and timetables, click here.

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.

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.