Trains from Cambridge to Bath run from Cambridge Train Station. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Cambridge and Bath runs regularly up to 31 times a day. The first Train leaves Cambridge at 04:48 and the last Train departing at 21:45. The journey time on the Train is 3hrs 10mins.
The train service from Cambridge Station (Station Road) to Bath Spa is not direct, the route involves 2 changes the first at London Kings Cross, then take London Underground to London Paddington.
It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from Cambridge to Bath for just 26.00 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 58.00 GBP if you just turn up at the station. Strange as it may seem you may also find it cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return.
To check train times and prices from Cambridge to Bath click on the button below.
If you are arriving or departing from Bath by Train, you will be using Bath Spa Train station in Dorchester Street. Bath Train station is a 5 minute walk from the city centre and provides a good service to all national destinations. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains see our guide to Bath Spa Train Station.
If you are travelling to or from Europe you can connect by booking Eurostar tickets online from Paris or Brussels to London.
The Bus service between Cambridge and Bath runs 11 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 04:45 and the last bus is at 20:20. You can book a return fare from 40.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Bus to Bath runs from Parkside, Parkers Piece in Cambridge to Bath Spa in Bath. Bath is 180 miles (289.8Km) from Cambridge and the journey time on the Bus will take 5hrs 20min.
The journey from Cambridge (Parkside, Parkers Piece) to Bath Spa is not direct, there are several routes, involving 1 change at either Oxford, London Victoria or London Heathrow.
Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Cambridge to Bath click the button below.
If you are arriving or departing from Bath by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Dorchester Street, the central bus station. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Bath City Centre. For more detailed information, including maps and national and local buses in Bath see our guide to Bath Bus Station.
Bath is 180miles (289.8Km) from Cambridge. If you are travelling to Bath by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Bath Park and Ride facilities (free parking) located North, South, East and West of the city centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to the Bath Park and Ride. If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located near the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Bath. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Bath there are several places to pick up a car.
If you are travelling in a group you may find the most economic way to travel from Cambridge to Bath is by private taxi. For example 4 people in a taxi costs from 239 GBP compared 38 GBP each for a bus and an 8 person minivan taxi costs just 299 GBP. Click the button below to use our taxi calculator to get an estimate of cost for your group now:
If you decide you would like to spend a little longer in Bath to soak up the atmosphere and visit a few more attractions why not check out some of the Bath Hotel Deals and see if anything takes your fancy?
Festival of Horse Eventing
(Sat 05th Aug, 2017)
This fabulous event takes place at Gatcombe Park, home of the Princess Royal and her family and incorporates the British Open, Intermediate and Novice Championships.
Bath Christmas Market
(Wed 22nd Nov, 2017)
Bath's unique outdoor Christmas Market for the very best of seasonal shopping, fine food, family fun and excellent entertainment enhanced by Bath's stylish and spectacular Christmas lights.
Bath Film Festival
(Wed 13th Dec, 2017)
The Bath Film Festival is a celebration of great cinema, with screenings and events taking place at a range of venues across Bath. These include the Little Theatre Cinema, The Rondo Theatre, Chapel Arts Centre, The Michael Tippet centre and the University Hall of Bath University.