Trains to Bath

Few small cities in England can match Bath when it comes to style and elegance. As a Roman spa town, a mediaeval ecclesiastical centre and an influential Georgian city, Bath has long been in the limelight. It is the perfect choice for a weekend or longer break. As Bath is less than 90 minutes from London on the train, it is also very easy to make a day trip from London to Bath and back.

Bath is a compact city, one that is easily explored on foot. In a few hours, you can take in the finest Georgian crescents, the city’s beautiful abbey and the Roman baths. The town’s setting in the valley of the River Avon is glorious. Don’t miss Prior Park, just a short walk or bus ride south of the city centre. It is a showpiece example of an English landscape garden. Back in town, make time for tea where you can try the local speciality teacakes – called Sally Lunns. Bath is seductive. The chances are that, once there, you’ll want to stay. There’s a great choice of hotels and lots of tempting B&Bs – many of them in the town’s hallmark Georgian houses.

The railway station is called Bath Spa. It’s tucked into a curve of the River Avon at the southern end of the town’s central area. There are fast trains to London Paddington twice each hour. Bath has a good range of long-distance train services, even including direct trains to Edinburgh and Glasgow. There are regular departures to Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester and Salisbury and also good links to the south coast. These include direct trains from Bath Spa to Weymouth, Southampton, Portsmouth and even an occasional train to Brighton.

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London to Bath by train

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Birmingham to Bath by train

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Reading to Bath by train

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Oxford to Bath by train

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Brighton to Bath by train

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Cambridge to Bath by train

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Salisbury to Bath by train

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Castle Cary to Bath by train

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Bournemouth to Bath by train

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Southampton to Bath by train

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Cardiff to Bath by train

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Bristol to Bath by train

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Plymouth to Bath by train

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Westbury to Bath by train

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Preston to Bath by train

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Manchester to Bath by train

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Newport to Bath by train

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Didcot to Bath by train

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Chippenham to Bath by train

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Exeter to Bath by train

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Paris to Bath by train

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Wolverhampton to Bath by train

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Crewe to Bath by train

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Sheffield to Bath by train

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Cheltenham to Bath by train

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Gloucester to Bath by train

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Swindon to Bath by train

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Portsmouth to Bath by train

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York to Bath by train

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Edinburgh to Bath by train

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Leeds to Bath by train

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Doncaster to Bath by train

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Slough to Bath by train

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Newton Abbot to Bath by train

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Glasgow to Bath by train

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Weymouth to Bath by train

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Basingstoke to Bath by train

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Guildford to Bath by train

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Croydon to Bath by train

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Fareham to Bath by train

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Stafford to Bath by train

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Leicester to Bath by train

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Poole to Bath by train

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Taunton to Bath by train

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Derby to Bath by train

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Shrewsbury to Bath by train

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Windsor And Eton to Bath by train

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Banbury to Bath by train

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Luton to Bath by train

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Coventry to Bath by train

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Weston-super-Mare to Bath by train

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Liverpool to Bath by train

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Norwich to Bath by train

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Swansea to Bath by train

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Chester to Bath by train

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Torquay to Bath by train

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Newbury to Bath by train

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Truro to Bath by train

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Bridgend to Bath by train

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Woking to Bath by train

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Newcastle upon Tyne to Bath by train

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Hereford to Bath by train

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Paignton to Bath by train

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Stirling to Bath by train

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Ipswich to Bath by train

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Lancaster to Bath by train

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Brussels to Bath by train

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Chichester to Bath by train

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Peterborough to Bath by train

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Maidenhead to Bath by train

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Winchester to Bath by train

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Worthing to Bath by train

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Stockport to Bath by train

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Durham to Bath by train

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Darlington to Bath by train

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