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London Paddington to Bath Spa by train

It takes an average of 1h 28m to travel from London Paddington to Bath Spa by train, over a distance of around 94 miles (152 km). There are normally 50 trains per day travelling from London Paddington to Bath Spa and tickets for this journey start from £24 when you book in advance.

First train

04:23

Last train

23:33

Departure station

London Paddington

Arrival station

Bath Spa

Journey time

From 1h 12m

Distance

94 miles (152 km)

Frequency

50 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £24

Train operators

Great Western Railway

Travelling from London to Bath by train in just over an hour

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Planning a trip to the Roman-built baths and need more information on how to travel from London Paddington to Bath by train? Start your journey here!

Usually, the train from London Paddington to Bath takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes but it can take just 1 hour and 15 minutes on the fastest services, with around 56 trains running on this popular route each day. As there are direct trains available from London Paddington to Bath, you don’t need to worry about changing along the way.

On this route, you’ll board a Great Western Railway (GWR) train at London Paddington station. Once you’ve found your seat, you can connect your phone to the free WiFi and treat yourself to the hot and cold snacks and drinks. If you prefer to travel in style, why not upgrade to GWR First Class? You’ll take advantage of comfy seats, quieter coaches and complimentary refreshments. After passing 94 miles of the Great British countryside, you’ll find yourself at Bath Spa station.

Founded in 1AD, Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site oozing with history, culture and beauty. Once you’ve arrived in Bath, you can start to explore the city’s landmarks. The city’s main attraction, the Roman Baths, have been attracting visitors for over 2,000 years. Nearby, Bath Abbey exhibits unique examples of Gothic architecture.

Feeling ready to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from London Paddington to Bath in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. If you want to learn more about the journey first, check out:

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London Paddington to Bath Spa? 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 London Paddington to Bath Spa take?

The average journey time by train between London Paddington and Bath Spa is 1 hour and 28 minutes, with around 50 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 London Paddington and Bath Spa by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Paddington to Bath Spa is 1 hour and 12 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from London Paddington to Bath Spa can start from as little as £24 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 London Paddington to Bath Spa?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London Paddington to Bath Spa without having to change trains. There are 50 direct trains from London Paddington to Bath Spa each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from London Paddington to Bath Spa leaves at 04:23. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from London Paddington to Bath Spa leaves at 23:33. 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 London Paddington and Bath Spa by train?

Trains travelling from London Paddington to Bath Spa cover a distance of around 94 miles (152 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London Paddington to Bath Spa

Train tickets from London Paddington to Bath Spa start at £24 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 London Paddington to Bath Spa 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.

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

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.

Train operators from London to Bath

You can travel from London to Bath on GWR trains. When you search for times and tickets, you might find some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Great Western Railway 

Great Western Railway (more commonly known as GWR) takes you further. From Swansea Bay to the Thames Valley via the Cotswolds, GWR makes it easy to get to various parts of the UK smoothly and hassle-free. Whether you want to travel from London to Bath, London to Oxford, or even London to Penzance, GWR can get you there. 

Learn more about Great Western Railway (GWR)

GWR travel classes from London to Bath

On most services, GWR offers both Standard Class and First Class seating.

Standard

Benefit from family-sized tables, power sockets and generous luggage allowances, all at an affordable price. Great Western Railway makes trips up and down the UK easy for budgeters and thrill-seekers alike.

Free WiFi

Comfortable seating

Table at every seat

First Class

GWR offers First Class seating for those wishing to kick back and relax on their journeys. Enjoy comfy seats, some individual seating, quieter coaches and complimentary WiFi, snacks and light refreshments (on long-distance trains). First Class ticket holders also have access to the First Class lounges at Cardiff and Paddington stations.

Find out more about GWR First Class.

Free WiFi

Comfortable seating

Table at every seat

Lounge access in London and Cardiff

Complimentary refreshments

Onboard services from London to Bath

Learn more about the services offered on board GWR trains from London to Bath.

How to get to London Paddington station

When travelling from London to Bath, your train will depart from London Paddington station. Not sure how to get there? Read on for more information on how to navigate the city’s public transport to your train.

GWR trains to Bath Spa leave from London Paddington station.

Located in Zone 1, Paddington station is easily accessible by public transport. Take a look at how to get there by:

  • London Underground: The Bakerloo (brown), Hammersmith & City (pink), Circle (yellow), District (green), Metropolitan (magenta) and Elizabeth (purple) lines all stop at Paddington station.
  • Bus: Multiple Transport for London (TfL) bus services serve Paddington station, including routes 7, 16, 23, 27, 36, 205, N7, N27 and N205.

Everything you need to know about London Paddington station

While you're waiting for your train, there are plenty of things to do at London Paddington station.

What’s on offer at London Paddington station?

  • If you’re looking to while away the time waiting for your train, London Paddington station is full of facilities such as:
  • Food and drink outlets including Wasabi, Pret A Manger and Costa Coffee
  • Shops such as Boots, Lush and Accessorize
  • Cash machines
  • GWR First Class lounge
  • Left luggage facilities (where lost property facilities are located)
  • Induction loop
  • Lift access to all floors
  • Waiting rooms
  • Toilets and showers (including accessible toilets, a Changing Places toilet and baby changing facilities)
  • Wheelchairs available for use in the station
  • Free WiFi.

Arriving at Bath Spa station from London

When travelling on this route, you’ll always arrive at Bath Spa train station, in the heart of the city centre.

As soon as you’ve hopped off the train, you’ll want to start soaking up Bath’s history as quickly as possible.

Once you’ve left the platform, you simply need to scan your ticket at the barriers and you’re free to start exploring. As you’re already in the city centre, you can simply walk to Bath’s most iconic landmarks. However, farther areas of Bath are easily accessible thanks to the city’s public transport system:

  • Walk: Bath is a walkable city, so it’s easy to explore on foot – Bath Abbey is about an 8-minute walk from Bath Spa station.
  • Bus: Local buses leave from either Manvers Street or Dorchester Street, which are directly outside the station, to all areas of the city.
  • Train: From Bath Spa station, you can take a GWR train to Oldfield Park, located in a residential area west of the city centre.
  • Taxi: The closest taxi rank is directly outside the station.

Using public transport in Bath

Want to find out more about how to navigate Bath’s public transport system? We’ve got you covered!

Bath is a relatively small city, so everywhere is easy to reach on foot. Plus, you’ll pass some historic spots as you walk. However, if you want to reach somewhere quickly, Bath boasts a convenient public transport system to help you navigate the city.

Taking the bus in Bath

After walking, the bus is the best way to get around Bath. First Bus is the main bus company in Bath, providing services across the city and to neighbouring towns and villages. You can buy a ticket on the First Bus app or from the driver. Using the bus network, you can get from Bath city centre to different areas of the city including Weston, Larkhall and Bear Flat.

Park & Ride in Bath

Although primarily for people who are driving to Bath, you can use the Park & Ride to get around Bath and out to the residential areas of the city. From different stops around the city centre including Milsom Street and SouthGate shopping centre, you can reach various areas of Bath, such as Newbridge, Lansdown and Odd Down.

Taking the train in Bath

In Bath, there are two train stations, Bath Spa in the city centre and Oldfield Park on the western side of the city. GWR run a service directly between the two stations, which takes around 2 minutes. If you would like to explore some more places in and around Somerset, you can reach various towns from Bath Spa, including Keynsham, Freshford and Bristol.

Things to do in Bath

Looking for something fun to do on your trip to Bath? You’re in luck! We’ve got plenty of suggestions for you.

When it comes to things to see and do in Bath, you’ll be spoilt for choice! Don’t worry - we’ve got some recommendations for you:

  • Visit the Roman Baths: Head straight to the World Heritage site that gave Bath its name, just a 7-minute walk from Bath Spa train station. These natural hot springs were extremely popular in Roman times when people came together to socialise and, well, bathe here.
  • Check out Bath Abbey: Just a stone’s throw away is the gorgeous and historic Bath Abbey. This historic building is over 1,200 years old and an architectural wonder. Wander the surrounding grounds and walk through the church to admire the beautiful stained-glass windows and magnificent vaulted ceilings.
  • Wander over Pulteney Bridge: Head over to the nearby Grade I listed Pulteney Bridge. You'll find plenty of quirky shops and cute cafes to explore. From there, walk over to the famous Royal Crescent about 10 minutes away. This visually impressive stretch of Georgian houses is what people often picture when they think of Bath.

Where to travel next after Bath

If you enjoyed your time in Bath and want to explore more of the UK, you can easily reach nearby towns and cities by train. To inspire your next trip, here are some of the most popular train journeys from Bath:

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Travelling from London to Bath with GWR

Getting to London Paddington station

Our train to Bath departed from London Paddington station, a central railway terminus and an underground station complex located in the Paddington area of the west end of central London. We took the tube to reach the station – it’s on the Hammersmith and City, Bakerloo, District and Circle lines, so it’s super easy to get there.

Boarding the train

Using the Trainline app, we already knew which platform our train was leaving from before we even arrived at the station, so we took our time and got there just 10 minutes before departure. We boarded a GWR train – we simply scanned our digital tickets at the ticket gates and headed to our two forward-facing seats we had already reserved online.

The journey

It took us about an hour and twenty minutes to get from London Paddington to Bath. We stopped at Reading, Didcot Parkway, Swindon, and Chippenham before getting off at Bath Spa 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 plug sockets we had at our seats.

Arriving at Bath Spa station

Make sure you have a window seat, so you can get a nice view over the gleaming waters of the River Avon as the train sweeps past the flowerbeds of Sydney Gardens and glides into the city.

As soon as we got off our train, we couldn’t help but admire the beautiful architecture of Bath Spa station designed by Brunel – its iconic structure is based on a mixture of different styles, from the great viaduct in a castellated Gothic style to the station itself modelled on an Elizabethan country house.

The railway station is only a few minutes away from the city centre and its main attractions, which is perfect for exploring! As we’re always fascinated by architecture, our first stop was Bath Abbey – its interior is a magnificent example of the Victorian Gothic style. I’m also a big Jane Austen fan so I couldn’t go to Bath without stopping at the Jane Austen Centre – I really enjoyed learning all about the things that have inspired her novels.

About Paola

Paola, a Trainline employee, chose to share her experience of the journey between London Paddington and Bath.

† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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