It is about twice as fast to take the train rather than the bus between Liverpool and Bath. If you are able to book well in advance you might also be able to get a good deal on the train fare. The National Express bus station is on Norton Street. There are 5 services to Bath, which involve transfers in Birmingham and Bristol. The journey is between 7 - 11 hours. Tickets are about 33 GBP single or 46 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.
To take the train, go to Liverpool Lime Street Station, where there are 3 trains per hour. You need to change at Wolverhampton and Bristol Temple Meads, or at Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads, depending on which train you take. The journey takes 4 – 4 ½ hours. You can get a single ticket for 59 GBP or an off peak return for 65 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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