It takes an average of 1h 29m to travel from Bath Spa to London by train, over a distance of around 96 miles (155 km). There are normally 48 trains per day travelling from Bath Spa to London and tickets for this journey start from £16.20 when you book in advance.
From 1h 16m
96 miles (155 km)
48 trains per day
Direct trains available
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.
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.
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.
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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 ready, 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.
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.
Paola, a Trainline employee, chose to share their experience of the journey between Bath Spa and London.