To get to Bath you will need to take a bus from Gatwick Airport to Heathrow Airport then change at Heathrow central bus station for a service to Bath. National Express operate 9 coaches per day between Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport that pick up passengers at Gatwick's North and South Terminals. There is a ticket office in Gatwick's South Terminal to buy tickets (if you havent bought them online in advance) which you can get to from the North Terminal by a free monorail train service. A single fare to Bath is 25.50 GBP with a return priced at 34 GBP. The journey normally takes between 4-5 hours subject to traffic. For more detailed information, including maps and national and local buses in Bath see our guide to Bath Bus Station.
After booking online, you will be issued with an e-ticket, which you need to print out and take with you, or an m-ticket, which is sent to your mobile phone. Otherwise you can opt to pick up your ticket at the ticket office at Gatwick Airport. If you buy a ticket for a specific bus time, the ticket is normally honoured for 24 hours from your original departure time should you be delayed.
The train is normally the fastest and cheapest way to get to Bath from Gatwick Airport. By train, the journey from Gatwick Airport to Bath takes between 2 ½ - 3 hours, and trains run hourly. You will need to change trains at Reading Station as there are no direct trains. A single fare is about 8.50 GBP and an off peak return is around 46 GBP. For more detailed information, including maps, national and trains from Bath see our guide to Bath Train Station.
You get the best fares by booking up to three months in advance. You can buy your tickets online, at the station ticket counter, or from the ticket machines. If you book online you will need to collect your tickets from the ticket machine using the same credit card you used to book your tickets online.
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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.