As the coach service to Bath is so infrequent, it is best to take the train. If you really want to take a bus you are best to head to Southampton on a local bus and then catch the one direct bus to Bath from Southampton or take a bus that connects at Heathrow or in London. 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.
Easily the most convenient way to travel between Winchester and Bath is by train. There are three trains per hour to Bath from Winchester, but you need to change at Reading or Southampton Central. The journey time is around 2 and 2 ½ hours. A single journey is around 22.50 GBP or an off peak return is about 23.50 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.
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.