Thursday 24th November to Sunday 11th December

Getting to Bath

Bath Abbey illustration

Travelling by Train

Bath Spa train station is located in the centre of Bath, only a short walk from the Market and the city’s shops, restaurants, and attractions. There are regular train services from London Paddington and London Waterloo. Bristol Temple Meads is just 15 minutes away by train and is a major hub for national rail travel, including links to South Wales and the North.

Book your train tickets with Great Western Railway.

Travelling by Coach

Coach travel is a popular and convenient way to travel to Bath for Christmas. For coach travel directly to Bath from various destinations across the UK, make sure to check in with your local coach providers to see if they're running any trips!

Park and Ride Services in Bath

Bath is well served by three Park and Ride services that run seven days a week. The Park and Ride services take just ten minutes to get to the centre of Bath.

Three routes operate into the city:

Returns cost just £3.10 at weekends and Bank Holidays and £3.60 Monday to Friday, with free parking.

Find out more about Park and Ride options.

Travelling by Bus

Several bus operators provide services in and around Bath. First West of England is the largest, operating from the bus station in Dorchester Street, by Bath Spa train station.

Travelling around Bath by bus is easy with a number of routes from the centre to the city’s outer areas. Money-saving deals on First bus services such as:

  • Day Ticket offering unlimited travel in Bath Inner Zone for £4.50 adult, £3.20 for 16–21-year-olds or students in full-time education and £2.30 for children aged five–15.
  • A group ticket -  available after 9:30am on weekdays and all day at weekends - allows up to five adults or children to travel around Bath until 4:29am the next morning. Group tickets cost £9 on the bus, or £8.60 on the First Bus app.

Children under five travel free with a fare-paying adult or young person.

Find out more about bus services.

You can also purchase a BathRider ticket, a multi-operator ticket that gives you virtually unlimited travel on buses in the Bath urban area. BathRider Day tickets cost £5 for adults and £3.50 for students with an NUS card and children under 16, and BathRider Week tickets cost £20 for adults and £14 for students with an NUS card and children under 16.

Find out more about BathRider.

Travelling by Car

Bath is just 10 miles from junction 18 of the M4 motorway, which runs direct from London and Heathrow Airport. There are also excellent motorway links from the North and Devon and Cornwall via the M5 motorway, whilst Wales is just a short drive west on the M4.

Some parking options close to the Market are:

There is also a range of on-street parking options however be mindful that some areas are reserved for permit-holders. If you're driving in, we really do recommend taking the Park and Ride to avoid the traffic!

Find car parks in Bath.

Clean Air Zone

Bath’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) is now operational to help provide a cleaner and healthier city. Not all vehicles are charged. 

Please check whether your vehicle will be charged in Bath's Clean Air Zone and pay the charge. All you need is your vehicle registration number.

Check your vehicle

Accessible Parking

Most of Bath's car parks have Blue Badge parking bays, and there are a lot of on-street Blue Badge spaces with close proximity to the Market. If you have any specific accessibility requirements or would like to be advised further on where to park, please contact us.

Travelling by Bike or Motorcycle

We welcome cyclists wishing to visit Bath. There are plenty of places to park your bike around the city centre including under the arch by Bath Spa Railway Station.

Plan your cycle route to the Christmas Market.

Parking your motorcycle in designated on-street locations is free, however maximum stay restrictions still apply. There is also a number of motorcycle spaces on Saracen Street, BA1 5BR, as well as Trim Bridge, BA1 1HD.

Find on-street motorcycle parking.