Trains from Reading to Bath run from Reading Station. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Reading and Bath runs regularly up to 32 times a day. The first Train leaves Reading at 05:56 and the last Train departing at 22:50. The journey time on the Train is 56min.
The train service from Reading and Bath Spa is direct.
It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from Reading to Bath for just 14.00 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 34.00 GBP if you just turn up at the station. Strange as it may seem you may also find it cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return.
To check train times and prices from Reading to Bath click on the button below.
If you are arriving or departing from Bath by Train, you will be using Bath Spa Train station in Dorchester Street. Bath Train station is a 5 minute walk from the city centre and provides a good service to all national destinations. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains see our guide to Bath Spa Train Station.
If you are travelling to or from Europe you can connect by booking Eurostar tickets online from Paris or Brussels to London.
The Bus service between Reading and Bath runs 15 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 09:40 and the last bus is at 21:55. You can book a return fare from 18.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Bus to Bath runs from Reading Calcot in Reading to Bath Spa in Bath. Bath is 100 miles (161Km) from Reading and the journey time on the Bus will take 1hr 40min.
Most of the buses from Reading Calcot (Princents lane off Bath Road) are direct the ones that require 1 change stop at Bristol coach station.
Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Reading to Bath click the button below.
If you are arriving or departing from Bath by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Dorchester Street, the central bus station. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Bath City Centre. For more detailed information, including maps and national and local buses in Bath see our guide to Bath Bus Station.
Bath is 75miles (120.75Km) from Reading. If you are travelling to Bath by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Bath Park and Ride facilities (free parking) located North, South, East and West of the city centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to the Bath Park and Ride. If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located near the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Bath. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Bath there are several places to pick up a car.
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?
Royal Bath and West Show
(Thu 30th May, 2013)
Livestock and country show with over 600 stands. Features national cheese and cider awards. Good family fun.
(Sat 27th Jul, 2013)
World of Music and Dance festival returns for the 4th consecutive year in the beautiful grounds of Charlton Park.
Festival of Horse Eventing
(Fri 02nd Aug, 2013)
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.