Transportation in Bath is easy and getting around is relatively straight forward. The old town is small, compact and easy to navigate. It is central and offers access to some of the city’s best sights and attractions such as the Cathedral and the Pump room. There are many shops, restaurants, pubs and notable architecture in the old town all of which are within walking distance of each other.
The newer part of the city is where you can find the bus and train stations. The train station is lovingly called “Bath Spa” and it is a hub for wherever you may need to go. From Bath to London by train takes just over 2 hours and is a lovely, scenic train ride. There are also trains that go to Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter and all throughout the UK. Due to the large number of commuters who use the trains in the UK, fares are significantly reduced before 9 am and after 4 pm, making it an easy commute and an ideal time for tourists to hop on the train.
Public buses for more local travel are easy to use and accessible to all. Bus stops, like in most cities, are marked and are easy to recognize. The bus lines and numbers are relatively straightforward if you look and do your research beforehand. There is also the opportunity to ask the bus driver when in doubt.
Buses are an affordable alternative to the train if you are looking for domestic trips and aren’t in too much of a rush. Youth get a 50% discount (even those who are working or come from abroad). For adults there are week long tickets and off peak day passes available at a discounted rate as well.
There is also the option of renting a car, especially if you are staying farther out of the city. This should only be done by those who are experienced driving on the right side of the road and car for safety purposes.