Opening Times, Getting Here & Parking

Bath Abbey from the south


There are no tickets for entry, we rely on donations to keep our doors open. Bath Abbey is a registered charity that receives no government funding.

It costs us £30,000 a week to run Bath Abbey. Your generous donations help us:

  • Provide ministry and pastoral care
  • Maintain our beautiful building for future generations
  • Help people in Bath and worldwide
  • Fund our music and choirs

Thank you for your support.

Visiting Hours (excludes services)

As an active working church in the community, the Abbey is at times closed for general visiting due to services or special events. Please see changes and variations to opening times below:


Sat 4          Open 10.00 - 14.30

Mon 6       Open from 14.15

Fri 10        Open from 14.45

Sat 11        Open 10.00 - 16.45

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 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.