Opening Times, Getting Here & Parking

Bath Abbey from the south
Abbey east


Tickets can be purchased from the Welcome Desk on arrival at the Abbey or online up to one month in advance. Click here to book your entry tickets online.

Adults £7.50
Students £6.00
Children (5 -15) £4.00

Families 10% discount
Up to 2 adults + accompanying children

No charge for Discovery Card holders or BA1 & BA2 residents
With card or proof of address

Carers accompanying visitors with a disability are admitted to the Abbey free of charge.

Audio Guide £3.50

Chapels are provided for private prayer, please speak to a member of staff for access

Visiting Hours (excludes services)

As an active working church in the community, at times the Abbey is open for services and special events and therefore closed for visiting. Please check back regularly before your visit to see the latest changes:

June Variations

Thurs 13th      Opening at 3pm due to a service

Sat 15th           Closed from 2pm

Mon 24th         Closed from 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Sat 29th           Closing at 4.30pm for Evensong (Everyone is welcome)

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.

Clean air zone

Clean air zones are being introduced across England - please check the rules for Bath and North East Somerset on the Council website.

On foot

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

By bike

There is a cycle rack to park bikes located to the east of the Abbey at Orange Grove.

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. For details of disabled parking, please see the Bath and North East Somerset Council website.

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.