There are four National Express bus services a day from Norwich's Surrey Street bus station which connect at London Victoria for services to Bath. The total journey takes 7 ½ - 8 ½ hours. A single ticket costs around 35 GBP and a return costs 46 GBP – 57 GBP. 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 get at ticket at the bus station. 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.
It is cheapest and fastest to travel by train between Norwich and Bath. However, this journey involves a transfer on the London Underground. Try to time your journey to avoid the rush hours, as it gets extremely busy and unpleasant to travel at these times, especially if you have luggage. There is a train every 30 minutes to Bath, but you need to change in London. Most services go via Liverpool Street station and from there you need to transfer to Paddington station. On arrival at Liverpool Street, take the London Underground (follow the signs at the station). Take the anticlockwise Circle (yellow), westbound Hammersmith & City (pink) or Metropolitan (burgundy) line to Paddington, from where you can catch your onward connection.
Some trains change at Stratford: take the westbound Central (red) underground line and change at Liverpool street onto the Circle, Metropolitan, or Hammersmith & City lines as above. The total journey time is around 4 ½ hours. A single journey is around 21 GBP or an off peak return is about 88 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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