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Bath Spa to London by train

It takes an average of 1h 30m to travel from Bath Spa to London by train, over a distance of around 96 miles (155 km). There are normally 43 trains per day travelling from Bath Spa to London and tickets for this journey start from £21.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 15m
PriceFrom £21.20
Distance96 miles (155 km)
Frequency43 trains per day
First train04:38
Last train22:54
Departure stationBath Spa
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Western Railway

Bath Spa to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bath Spa to London for Tuesday 12th July 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:43 12:08 1h 25m, direct
11:13 12:38 1h 25m, direct
11:43 13:06 1h 23m, direct
12:13 13:37 1h 24m, direct
12:43 14:05 1h 22m, direct
13:13 14:36 1h 23m, direct
13:43 15:08 1h 25m, direct
14:13 15:36 1h 23m, direct
14:43 16:07 1h 24m, direct
15:13 16:39 1h 26m, direct

Travelling from Bath to London by train

Planning to travel from Bath to London by train? You’ve come to the right place!

On average, the train from Bath to London takes around 1h 30m, but on the fastest services it can take just 1h 15m. With around 43 direct trains running on this popular route from Bath to London every day, there’s no need for any changes along the way either.

Services on this route are operated by Great Western Railway (GWR) and South Western Railway. If you travel from Bath to London with GWR, you’ll arrive at London Paddington station. South Western Railway trains will take you from Bath to London Waterloo instead.

Want to snap up the cheapest fares? Travel at Off-Peak times – tickets tend to be cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends compared to travelling at Peak times. To save even more money, buy a Railcard and get up to 1/3 off eligible journeys for a whole year. To compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page.

Once you’ve arrived in London, there’s no shortage of places to visit, including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and the Tower of London. If you’re interested in history, head to one of London’s fascinating museums, including the Natural History Museum and the British Museum.

Ready to start your journey from Bath to London by train? Start your search with us today. For more information, keep reading to find our timetable, where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how find the cheapest train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Bath Spa to London? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bath Spa to London take?

The average journey time by train between Bath Spa and London is 1 hour and 30 minutes, with around 43 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bath Spa and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bath Spa to London is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Bath Spa to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Bath Spa to London can start from as little as £21.20 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Bath Spa to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bath Spa to London without having to change trains. There are 43 direct trains from Bath Spa to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Bath Spa to London leave?

The first train from Bath Spa to London leaves at 04:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bath Spa to London leave?

The last train from Bath Spa to London leaves at 22:54. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bath Spa and London by train?

Trains travelling from Bath Spa to London cover a distance of around 96 miles (155 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Bath Spa. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bath Spa to London.

Cheap train tickets from Bath Spa to London

Train tickets from Bath Spa to London start at £21.20 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Bath Spa to London is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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Travelling from Bath to London with GWR

Review by Paola Labib

Getting to Bath Spa station

After a great day out in Bath, it was time to get back to the hustle and bustle of London. From the city centre, we had a nice walk towards Bath Spa station. We arrived 10 minutes earlier, so we grabbed a bite before heading to the platform from which our train was due to depart.

Boarding the train

Having our digital tickets on the Trainline app, we just showed them to the railway staff to get through the ticket gates. We boarded a GWR train and went to our seats – this time we managed to reserve two window seats with a table in the middle, so we had plenty of space to stretch out, relax and watch the world go by.

The journey

It took us less than an hour and a half to get from Bath to London. We stopped at Chippenham, Swindon, Didcot Parkway, and Reading before getting off at London Paddington station. We made use of the free WiFi available on board throughout the journey – it was quite good! – and kept our phones charged thanks to the power sockets we had at our seats.

Once we arrived, we hopped off and climbed down the stairs towards Paddington underground station entrance, we took the District Line and went home.

About Paola

Paola is one of our trusted, hand-picked travel writers. The information for this article was recorded first-hand, based on her own genuine experience of the journey.

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