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There are 40 intercity coaches per day from London to Bath. Traveling by coach from London to Bath usually takes around 4 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 35 minutes.
|Distance||97 mi (155 km)|
|Shortest duration||2h 35m|
|Trips per day||6|
|Most frequent service||National Express|
How much is a coach ticket from London to Bath?
£17.90 is the average price of a bus ticket from London to Bath. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.
Monthly average prices
What coach companies travel from London to Bath?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from London to Bath. National Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.
|Coach||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|National Express||40||4h 39m||£19.51|
National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.
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The coach takes an average of 4 hours and 38 minutes to cover the 97 miles from London to Bath. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 35 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for coach travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.
The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 20:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Bath, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
There are 40 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Bath every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London, LND to Bath, BAS; ticket prices start at £23.39.
One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.
London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.
The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.
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A town named for its iconic Roman bathhouses, Bath is often described as one of Britain's prettiest cities. With over 2,000 years of history and spectacular architecture, Bath offers plenty of fascinating sights and activities.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do, and when in Bath... you also do as the Romans do! One of the most popular things to do in Bath is experience the city's Roman Baths. Lying beneath the city, the Roman Baths demonstrate a stunning example of what public baths and temples from the ancient world used to be like, with many artefacts and statues on display. Although you can't soak in these baths, visit one of the city's thermal spas for an almost-authentic experience.
One of England's most famed authors, Jane Austen, made Bath her home for several years. Fans of her work should visit the Jane Austen Centre, where you can learn her life story and even sit down for a traditional Regency-style tea.
Travel to Bath is simple as it's only 20 miles from Bristol International Airport. Buses from Bristol to Bath make transferring from the airport very easy. For domestic travellers, the Victorian Bath Spa train station is along the Great Western Railway and can be reached by various cities along the line. National Express and Megabus coach services also operate routes to Bath from all over the nation.
Where does the coach leave from in London?
Main departure station: Victoria Coach Station
London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.
All coach stations in London:
Victoria Coach Station
Eltham Road / Westhorne Avenue
London New Cross Gate
Elephant and Castle
Dunton Rd (Stop WN)
London Stratford Also for Westfield
Golders Green Bus Station
Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)
London Marble Arch (Stop S)
Paddington Rail Station
Where does the coach arrive in Bath?
Main arrival station: Bath Bus Station
These are the two stations where coaches may stop when they arrive in Bath.
Coach stations in Bath:
Bath Bus Station
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