Getting to College College Life

Here you can find information on public transport and pricing to help you get to College. For details of road access, car parking and park and ride services, please see the Campus pages.


Bus pass form 2019-20



Bath College City Centre Campus is located in the city centre a short walk from both the train station and bus station.


By Road


Sat Nav


If you are using a Sat Nav to get to the College, our BA1 1UP postcode will take you to Corn Street at the back of the College. As you reach the back of the College, there is an NCP car park on the right. This is the nearest place to park. For alternative parking, please see VisitBath.


Park and Ride Services


Bath benefits from a regular park and ride service from Lansdown, Odd Down and Newbridge. Services run every 15 minutes into the city centre and the College is within easy walking distance of each drop-off point. Please see the map below which indicates the city centre drop-off points in relation to the College. Please click here for locations of park and ride services including postcodes for your GPS. You can find current Park & Ride timetables and fares on the council website.


By Rail


Bath Spa Railway station is within easy walking distance of the College. Bath Spa is a mainline station with regular services from London and Bristol. Please see the map below which indicates the railway station in relation to the College. National Rail enquiries will give you times of trains and fares.


Fares & Times


A young person’s railcard is available at £30; this offers 1/3 off all rail travel after 10:00. If you travel before 10 and the cost of your travel is £12 or more the 1/3 off discount also applied.


If you have an NUS Extra card, you can get 11% off the cost of your railcard, as well as discounts in many shops and restaurants. Visit the NUS website to find out more.


From Frome – on average every 40 minutes

From Chippenham – every 30 minutes

From Bristol Temple Meads – every 20-30 minutes

From London Paddington – every 30 minutes

From Trowbridge – every 20 minutes

For more details of train times and fares, please use these links:

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/ or http://www.mytrainticket.co.uk/

Scholar season tickets

These are termly train passes available between your nearest train station to Bath Spa. They are valid for 1 term between Monday and Friday.

Prices as of October 2016:


Trowbridge to Bath Spa £169 per term

Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa £211 per term

Chippenham to Bath Spa £169 per term

To buy one call the sales line on 03457 660 228



By Bus

College Bus

Please check here for bus routes/times:

Bus pass form 2019-20

Bus routes 2019-20

Students will need to pay for a yearly bus pass to use this bus service.


Low-income students can apply for funding towards the cost, the figures below show what you will need to pay depending on your income.


Household income  Cost
Over £25,000 £650 – must be paid in full prior to the start of term
Under £25,000 £100 – upon successfully applying for student funding


Public Buses


Bath’s bus station is a five-minute walk from the main College site and is located next to Bath Spa railway station.


Local buses either set down at the station or near the college.


From Bristol


39/639/649 (via Newbridge, Saltford, Keynsham and Brislington)


X39 (via Newbridge, Saltford and Brislington)


178 (via Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Paulton, Marksbury and Keynsham)


332 (via Hanham, Longwell Green, Bitton and Kelston)


From Chippenham


X31 (via Batheaston, Box, Rudloe, Corsham)


From Frome

267 (via Beckington and Rode)


184 (via Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Chilcompton, Coleford and Mells)


From Urchfont


272 (via Box, Melksham, Melksham Forest, Bowerhill and Devizes)


273 (via Box, Melksham, Bowerhill, Devizes and Easterton)


From Warminster


264/265 (via Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge and Westbury)


From Wells


173 (via Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Chilcompton and Gurney Slade)


Fare Saver offer child rates if you show your student ID card on their buses.
To see their routes available please click here.


The First Bus Company offer reduced student bus passes. You can show your College ID card on the bus and receive a 30% discount or if you buy your pass from the College Shop, you will get a 10% discount to the prices available from the bus station.


There are different types of bus passes available, weekly and monthly for different zones of travel:

* If you live within the Bath or Bristol zones then you may want to consider a Bath/Bristol outer zone bus pass.


College shop prices: Bath/Bristol outer zone weekly – £15.03, Bath/Bristol outer zone monthly – £54.45



If you live in an area not covered by the Bath or Bristol zones you may need a West of England pass, please see the zone map below.


College shop prices: West of England weekly – £17.01, West of England monthly – £65.25




By Air


Bath’s nearest airport is Bristol Airport which supports many European destinations. Bristol Airport is 20 miles (32 km) from the College, a journey which will take approx 45 minutes depending upon traffic.


Downloadable Maps


Location of Local Centres


Construction Skills Centre

Bath Trade Park Westmoreland Station Road BA2 3HQ

There is a limited number of parking places at the Construction Skills Centre.


Twerton Adult Community Learning Centre – The Hub

80 The Parade High Street Twerton Bath BA2 1DE

The Twerton Learning Centre has no parking facilities. There are a few places in the lay-by adjacent to the centre.



By Car


We have lots of free on-site car parking, including parking for students with disabilities.

From Bath Take the A367 signposted to Radstock, stay on this road and it will bring you straight into Radstock, at the double roundabout go straight over, continue up the hill and at the top, located on the left, is Bath College.


From Bristol Join A37 signposted towards Wells. Stay on this road until you reach Farrington Gurney, at the traffic lights turn left. Continue on this road (approx 3miles) past Tesco, straight across 3 roundabouts, follow the road past Centurion Coaches, along a sharp bend to the right; at next roundabout turn left, continue on this road until you reach a double roundabout, turn right up the hill past Radco, continue up the hill and at the top on the left is the entrance to Bath College.


From Shepton Mallet Join the A37 towards Bristol, approx 5 miles along this road, turn right onto A367 signposted to Bath, continue along this road until you reach a major roundabout, continue straight over towards Radstock, follow the road past a petrol station and police station on the right, shortly after the police station, Bath College is located on the right.


From Frome Take the A362 to Radstock, this will take you straight to the double roundabouts; turn left, up the hill, past Radco. Continue up the hill and at the top, located on the left is Bath College.


Sat Nav – If your Sat Nav requires a road name please enter Wells Road.


By Bus


College Bus


From 2018 the college has a new timetable and a new system for its college buses. Students will need to pay for a yearly bus pass in order to use one of the buses to get to Somer Valley Campus.

Low-income students can apply for funding towards the cost, the figures below show what you will need to pay depending on your income.


Household income  Cost
Over £25,000 £650 – must be paid in full prior to the start of term
Under £25,000 £100 – upon successfully applying for student funding


Please check here for bus routes/times:

Bus pass form 2019-20

Bus routes 2019-20


Public Buses


There are 47 local bus services to Radstock – click on any place name below to get the service information from the TravelSearch website:



Bath, Bus Station;

Bath, Green Park;

Bath, Kingsway;

Bath, Moorland Road;

Bath, Odd Down;

Bath, Odd Down St Gregory’s School;

Bath, Oldfield Park;

Bath, Oldfield Park Hayesfield Lower School;

Bath, Oldfield Road;

Bath, The Oval;

Bear Flat;

Bear Flat, Bloomfield Road;



Bishop Sutton;



Brislington, Eagle Road;

Bristol, Arnos Vale;

Bristol, Bath Road;

Bristol, Bus Station;

Bristol, City Centre;

Bristol, Broadmead;

Bristol, Old Market;

Bristol, Temple Meads Rail Station;

Bristol, Temple Way;

Bristol, Victoria Street;

Bristol, Wells Road;

Buckland Dinham;








Combe Hay;

Compton Dando;

Chilcompton, Coop;







East Horrington;




Farrington Gurney;



Frome, College;





High Littleton;

Hobbs Wall;




Keynsham, Wellsway School;



Little London;




Midsomer Norton;

Midsomer Norton, Somervale School;


Norton Down;

Norton St Philip;


Old Down;

Oldfield Park, Sainsburys;


Peasedown St John;




Queen Charlton;


Rockley Ford;


Shepton Mallet;

Shepton Mallet, Community Hospital;

Shepton Mallet, Hospital;

Shepton Mallet, Somerfield;


South Horrington;

South Twerton;


Southdown, Coronation Avenue;

Southdown, Southdown Road;



Spring Gardens;

Stoke St Michael;

Stratton on the Fosse;

Temple Cloud;

Thicket Mead, Old Mills;

Thicket Mead, Paulton Tesco;

Thicket Mead; Timsbury;

Timsbury, Bloomfield;





Upper Studley;



Wells, Bus Station;


West Horrington;

West Shepton;



White Cross;

White Hill;

White Post;

Whitley Batts;

Paulton, Winterfield;

Paulton, Winterfield Paulton Hospital;




Writhlington, School;

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