Getting to Bath

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Bath, a World Heritage Site known for its Roman-built baths, is situated in Somerset, England, in the valley of the River Avon.

Bath is just 11 miles (18 km) south-east of Bristol, and 97 miles (156 km) west of London.

Train Services

There are frequent services from London, Bristol and South Wales to Bath Spa Railway Station (BTH).

Coach and Bus Services

There are frequent daily services between London Victoria, Heathrow and Bath.

Visit National Express or Traveline South West to plan your journey.

Air Travel

Bristol International Aiport

The nearest airport is Bristol International Airport.

The A4 Air Decker bus service will take your directly from the airport to Bath.

You can also catch the Bristol Flyer Airport Express from the airport to Bristol Temple Meads rail station to travel to Bath by train.

London Airports

There are regular connections by rail and coach from London Heathrow (approximately two hours) and London Gatwick (approximately three hours).

On Wednesday 5 September UACES is running one coach to Heathrow and one to Gatwick airport. These will depart from the university at 13:30 and can be booked when you register for the conference.

Getting to the University of Bath, Claverton Down campus

The University of Bath's main campus is located in Claverton Down, on the east side of Bath.

Shuttle Bus Service

UACES will be running a free shuttle bus service from Terrace Walk, Bath to the university each morning. A return service will run in the afternoons. Spaces are limited to 49 seats per coach. Timings are as follows:

Monday 3 September

Bath City Centre - University - Dep: 7:45, 8:15, 8:45

University - Bath City Centre - Dep: 18:45, 19:15, 19:45

Tuesday 4 September

Bath City Centre - University - Dep: 7:45, 8:15, 8:45

University - Bath City Centre - Dep: 17:45, 18:15, 18:45

Wednesday 5 September

Bath City Centre - University - Dep: 8:15, 8:45, 9:15

University - Bath City Centre - Dep: 13:15, 13:45, 14:15


Bus Services

With frequent services between the city centre and campus, bus is the easiest way to travel to University. Visit the website below to view timetables, purchase tickets and check for service updates.

The following services start and end at the Claverton Down campus bus terminus:

First Bath Uni Bus

Wessex Star

  • 20A and 20C Bath circular services

Bus stops

City centre bus stops

Bath Bus Station is on Dorchester Street, near the train station. You can catch a bus to the University opposite the bus station. A bus journey from here will take 10 to 15 minutes.
Other bus stops in the city centre are:

  • on Corn Street, opposite the Avon Street multi-storey car park
  • on North Parade, opposite the cricket club ground
  • at the bottom of Bathwick Hill

Campus bus terminal and stops

Buses arrive at and leave from the terminus, on Convocation Avenue.
There is another bus stop on the road leading on to and off the campus, at the junction of Norwood Avenue and The Avenue, close to the Sports Training Village.

Access for passengers with disabilities

Most buses to campus have low floors and wheelchair areas for passengers with disabilities.


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