There are ten National Express bus services a day from Nottingham’s Broad Marsh bus station to London Victoria where you can transfer to a connecting coach to Bath. The total journey takes 6-9 hours. A single ticket costs about 36 GBP and a return costs 43 – 49 GBP. 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.
Although generally more expensive, it is quicker to take the train to Bath. If you book in advance you might be able to get a good deal on your ticket, which will bring the price more in line with the coach. There is a train every hour to Bath, but you need to change at Cheltenham Spa. The journey time is around 4 hours. A single journey is around 53 GBP or an off peak return is about 60 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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Royal Bath and West Show
(Thu 01st Jun, 2017)
Livestock and country show with over 600 stands. Features national cheese and cider awards. Good family fun.
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.