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London to Bath by train
Fastest journey1hr 19m
Trains per day47
Avg. journey time1hr 46m
Travelling from London to Bath by train
Fast trains from London to Bath take around 1 hour and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 156 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Bath.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Bath?
Direct trains from London to Bath have been found.
We usually find around 40 direct trains on the route from London to Bath every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 65 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Bath?
The London to Bath train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Bath train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Bath is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:18 and the last train is around 23:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:30, and the last at 23:37.
What's the London to Bath train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Bath are $12.95.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $20 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $44. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book London to Bath train tickets?
Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Bath by train.
Which train companies operate between London and Bath?
More than one train company operates on the route from London to Bath, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First Great Western
- Great Western Railway
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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Great Western Railway
Taking the train from London to Bath is very easy. Almost all travellers opt for the route from London Paddington, from where Great Western Railway (GWR) offer fast trains to Bath.
The journey from London Paddington to Bath affords views of attractive southern England landscapes. Most trains take the route via Swindon, so you’ll get to see the Thames Valley and the Berkshire Downs along the way. Occasional GWR services take an alternative route via the beautiful Kennet Valley to reach Bath.
An alternative route from London Waterloo to Bath is offered by South West Trains. It does take in some fine scenery on the stretch between Salisbury and Bath, but it takes an hour longer than the Great Western route from Paddington.
London to Bath Spa
Watch out for Windsor Castle on the left as your train speeds west from London. Further west you may catch a glimpse of the Uffington White Horse as the train skirts the Berkshire Downs. Later, you’ll get fine views of Bath as the train cruises into the city centre.
The diesel trains on this journey are HSTs. They may not be the youngest, but they are extremely comfortable and have large windows – perfect for sightseeing on a route which has some great scenery.
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