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Travelling by train to The Jane Austen Centre is super-simple. The nearest railway station to The Jane Austen Centre is Bath Spa, which is served by GWR services throughout the day. It's minutes to The Jane Austen Centre on foot. Exit the station onto Dorcester Street and turn left until you reach the junction with St Jame's Parade. Take this road and keep left as it turn into James Street West. Take the first right into Westgate Buildings and follow this road up, take the third right onto Westgate Street and keep left and proceed to Barton Street, from here take the second left onto Wood Street and immediately turn right onto Queen Square. When you reach the crossroads head straight onto Gay Street and the museums is on your left.

The Jane Austen Centre is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection celebrating Jane’s time in Bath, including the effect that living here had on her and her writing.

Visit The Jane Austen Centre website for opening information.


Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Please note: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations are sold at the following times only: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00 and Sun 09:30 - 18:00
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:30 - 20:30
Saturday 06:00 - 20:30
Sunday 07:45 - 20:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeAvailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance. The station is manned until 01:50 so assistance can be booked after the ticket office closes at 20:30. However, assistance cannot be guaranteed after this time.
Customer Service notes

Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces359
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£431.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces179
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
At rear and side of station
Cycle storage notes<p>Cyclists requiring access with their cycles to the platforms are requested to use the appropriate ramp from outside the station. There are no lifts available and cycles are not be carried up and the stairs.</p> <p>Cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Lifts to all platforms.

Passengers are advised that the westbound platform has a severe step between the train and the platform from the front 3 train carriages.


Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

Departures and arrivals from Bath Spa

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway21:381On time
to Portsmouth HarbourGreat Western Railway21:412Late
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:432On time
to Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway21:481On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway22:102On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Portsmouth HarbourGreat Western Railway21:361On time
from Cardiff CentralGreat Western Railway21:402Late
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway21:412On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway21:461On time
from PenzanceGreat Western Railway22:082On time
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