Travelling by train between Leeds and Bath costs about the same and is twice as fast as the coach. Catch the National Express coach to Bath from Dyer Street. There are ten buses per day, and you have to change at London Victoria coach station, or in Birmingham and Bristol. The journey takes 7 ½ - 10 hours and costs around 40GBP single or 50-62 GBP return. 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. 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.
There is an hourly train service to Bath, which involves a change of trains at Bristol Temple Meads station. It takes 4 – 4 ½ hours and costs from 39 GBP single or about 88 GBP for an off peak return. 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.
If you are looking at staying in Bath and are interested in a good deal on accommodation, restaurants or other services in Bath it is worth checking this link to see what the deal of the day for Bath is.
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 02nd Aug, 2014)
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.
National Amateur Gardening Show
(Sun 31st Aug, 2014)
The National Amateur Gardening Show features garden displays, a feast of flowers, fruit and vegetables, TV celebrities and top gardening experts.
Bath Film Festival
(Fri 14th Nov, 2014)
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.