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Journey Information

There are 26 intercity buses per day from London to Bath. Traveling by bus from London to Bath usually takes around 4 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance97 mi (155 km)
Shortest duration2h 35m
Cheapest price€11.73
Trips per day6
Most frequent serviceNational Express
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How much is a bus ticket from London to Bath?

The average price for a bus ticket to Bath is €14.39, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in July. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €14 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from London to Bath in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €29 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from London to Bath?

On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from London to Bath. National Express is the only company that connects the two cities by bus available on Wanderu. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express264h 29m€18.54
  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from London to Bath from €12. There are 26 National Express schedules from London to Bath and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Bath. In London, National Express departs to Bath from Victoria Coach Station and 4 other stations. In Bath, National Express arrives at London Rd and 1 other station.

    An average trip on National Express from London to Bath takes 4 hours and 29 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Bath in 2 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 25 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Bath.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from London to Bath during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 155 kilometers from London to Bath. However, the fastest bus 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 bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from London to Bath for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave London?

The first bus leaves at 00:00 and the last bus leaves at 13:00. To see the times for all buses from London to Bath, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 26 scheduled buses that travel from London to Bath every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 6 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London, LND to Bath, BAS; ticket prices start at €29.76.

City Information

London

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.

Bath

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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 artifacts 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 travelers, 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 bus services also operate routes to Bath from all over the nation.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in London?

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Departure stations

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 bus stations in London:

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • Stratford City Bus Station

  • London Elephant and Castle

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • Ealing Broadway

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