UPDATED 17/05/21: We are delighted to announce the Abbey is now open again for visiting, events and in-person worship. We are offering a hybrid of communal worship in the Abbey and online. Most services will need to be prebooked via Eventbrite. The Abbey Shop is also now open, however we are only offering limited private tours of the Tower which will need to be booked in advance.
As a working church that plays an active role 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.
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.
There are coach dropping-off points on North Parade Road and Orange Grove. For details of coach parking, please click here.
Bath is well suited to pedestrians and most hotels and guest houses are within easy reach of the city centre.
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.