The best way to get to Bath from London Waterloo by bus, is to take the underground to Victoria and catch a direct bus service. National Express coaches run from London’s Victoria bus station direct to Bath 10 times a day. The journey takes around 3 – 4 ½ hours and costs about 22 GBP for a standard single ticket, which is non-refundable, or it’s approximately 35 GBP return. If your plans change, you can amend your ticket. 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 are two MegaTrains per day from London Waterloo station at 09:20 and 12:20. The journey takes 2 hours 25 minutes and costs roughly 6-12 GBP. You can book Megatrain tickets online by clicking the button below or telephone 0900 160 0900 (60p per minute, 07:00-22:00 7 days per week). Alternatively you can take the train from Paddington station. From Waterloo, take the northbound Bakerloo (brown) underground line to Paddington. There are direct trains from Paddington to Bath every 30 minutes, and the journey takes 1½ hours. A single ticket costs from 9.50 GBP and an off peak return is about 49 GBP.
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 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.