Services from Bath to London typically terminate at London Paddington, but there are services which terminate at London Waterloo. Trains to Paddington depart approximately every thirty minutes with a travel time of an hour and a half, while journeys to Waterloo take an additional 20 minutes. Direct services from Bath to Paddington are provided by Great Western Railway (GWR), while the Waterloo route is operated by South Western Railway.
Travellers on GWR trains can order refreshments from the Express Café. Power points are available for mobile phones and laptops, and quiet and family carriages are also an option. First class seats include table space and complimentary refreshments.
South Western Railway passengers can also partake of light snacks en route.
*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
The average journey time by train between Bath Spa and London is 2 hours and 11 minutes, with around 58 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Bath Spa to London is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Bath Spa to London can start from as little as £10 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Bath Spa to London without having to change trains. There are 58 direct trains from Bath Spa to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Bath Spa to London leaves at 04:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bath Spa to London leaves at 22:56. 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.
Trains travelling from Bath Spa to London cover a distance of around 96 miles (155 km) during the journey.
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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 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.
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 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.