Planning a trip to a former Roman city and need more information about how to travel from Bristol to Bath by train? Start your journey here!
On average, the train journey from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa takes around 15 minutes, but can take just 11 minutes on the quickest services. As there are around 74 direct routes running on this popular route each day, you can sit back and relax as you don’t need to worry about making any changes along the journey.
When travelling on this route, you’ll hop aboard a Great Western Railway train at Bristol Temple Meads station. As soon as you’ve found your seat, you can start to enjoy the onboard amenities, such as family-sized tables, power sockets and generous luggage allowance. If you prefer to travel in style, upgrade to First Class and you’ll receive complimentary WiFi, snacks and refreshments. In just over 10 minutes, you’ll arrive at Bath Spa station.
After exiting the station, you’ll find yourself in the heart of this charming city. Nearly 2,000 years ago, the city became a spa when the Romans built baths and a temple here. Today, you can visit the Roman Baths and uncover the fascinating history of the Roman Empire. Also, you can head to nearby Bath Abbey to study the splendid examples of Gothic architecture.
Hoping to take advantage of the cheapest tickets? Try taking the train during Off-Peak times, as these tickets tend to be cheaper than travelling by train at Peak times. Also, if you take the train more than a few times a year, it’s worth getting yourself a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year.
Keen to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. If you’d like to find out more about the journey first, you’ll find our train timetable below, as well as tips on booking cheap tickets and FAQs including first and last train times.
The average journey time by train between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa is 15 minutes, with around 93 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 Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa is 11 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa can start from as little as £8.70 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 Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa without having to change trains. There are 93 direct trains from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa leaves at 04:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa leaves at 23:45. 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 Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa cover a distance of around 11 miles (17 km) during the journey.
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 Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa 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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