Opening Times, Getting Here & Parking

UPDATED 19/04/21:Bath Abbey is currently open daily 12-2pm for private prayer and reflection. We are offering a hybrid of communal worship in the Abbey and online. Most services will need to be prebooked via EventbriteThe Abbey (including Tower & Shop) is closed for general sightseeing and visiting until 17 May at the earliest. 

Opening Hours

The Abbey remains open daily for you to come in to pause and reflect, pray or light a candle. The Abbey and Shop will be closed for general sightseeing and visiting until 17 May 2021 at the earliest.

As a working church that plays an active role in the community, the Abbey continues to offer daily prayers and gather for worship online.

By train

The station is called Bath Spa. There are frequent high-speed connections to London Paddington. For a slower service that is likely to be cheaper, try London Waterloo.

Major cities such as Birmingham and Manchester have frequent services via Bristol. The south coast ports of Southampton and Portsmouth have direct services by train.

Bath Abbey is less than ten minutes walk from the station.

By coach

There are coach dropping-off points on North Parade Road and Orange Grove. For details of coach parking, please click here.


On foot

Bath is well suited to pedestrians and most hotels and guest houses are within easy reach of the city centre.

By car

From the M4 - Leave the M4 at Junction 18 and take the A46 towards Bath.
From Bristol - Take the A4 into Bath.
From Salisbury - Take the A36 into Bath.
From the South West -The straightforward route would be via the M5 and M4 approaching Bath from the north and using the Lansdown Park and Ride.


The nearest short stay car park is a five-minute walk away at the Podium in Northgate Street, BA1 5AL, or the Southgate Car Park in St. James Parade, BA1 1TP.

Alternatively, Bath offers four Park & Ride services. There are services from three sites Monday to Friday and four sites on Saturdays. Regular bus services run into the city at least every 15 minutes. All buses are wheelchair and pushchair friendly.