Here you can find information on public transport and pricing to help you get to College, as well as details of road access, care parking and park and ride services. As a student at Bath College you can also apply for a College Bus Pass, download the form below to apply for a Bus Pass. If you have any questions you can email them to our Student Advice Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- City Centre Campus
Bath College City Centre Campus is located in the city centre a short walk from both the train station and bus station.
By RoadSat 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 & 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 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.
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.
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.
From Wells173 (via Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Chilcompton and Gurney Slade) 264/265 (via Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge and Westbury)
From Urchfont272 (via Box, Melksham, Melksham Forest, Bowerhill and Devizes) 273 (via Box, Melksham, Bowerhill, Devizes and Easterton)
From Frome267 (via Beckington and Rode) 184 (via Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Chilcompton, Coleford and Mells)
From ChippenhamX31 (via Batheaston, Box, Rudloe, Corsham)
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 Bristol39/639/649 (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)
For more details of train times and fares, please use these links:
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. See below for prices as of October 2016 (To buy one call the sales line on 03457 660 228).
Bath Spa Railway station is within easy walking distance of our City Centre Campus. Bath Spa is a mainline station with regular services from London and Bristol. 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. On offer now there is also a 16-17 Rail Saver Card, this gives students aged 16 & 17 50% off their journey, at the same cost of £30.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
- Somer Valley Campus
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
There are 47 local bus services to Radstock – click on any place name below to get the service information from the TravelSearch website: