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Getting here by bus

We encourage patients, visitors and staff to use public transport and alternative means of travel.

There are numerous bus and rail links into Bath city centre, 1.5 miles from the RUH. There are Park & Ride buses from Odd Down in the south, and buses from the west that stop at the Newbridge Park & Ride, a short walk from the RUH. More buses drop off at the hospital or within walking distance.

Bath Bus Station – RUH (Direct)

  • Service 4: runs every 10 minutes between Odd Down and Weston, stopping at the city centre and the RUH.
  • Service 3a: runs every 20 minutes between Elmhurst Estate and Weston, stopping at the city centre and the RUH.
  • Service 20: runs hourly between Twerton, Weston, City Centre, and the University of Bath, stopping at the RUH.

Additional Services

    Services 9, 19 and 37 stop on the A431 at Pen Lea Road (eastbound) and Evelyn Road (westbound). These stops are a 2 minute walk from the RUH site.

From Bristol

  • Service 39/x39: from Bristol this service takes 35 minutes and stops on Newbridge Road, a 10 minute walk from the RUH site.

If you require more information and help with your travel arrangements call into Bath Bus Station, or visit First Bus - Bristol, Bath & the West. For more information, bus routes and timetables visit www.travelwest.info

Park & Ride services

The following Park & Ride service is operated by First Bus under contract to Bath & North East Somerset Council

Direct service to the RUH

  • Service 42: Odd Down Park and Ride runs every 30 minutes from 6.25am to 7.15pm, Monday to Friday, stopping at the RUH. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes.

Getting here by Rail

  • Oldfield Park is our closest station, a 25 minute walk to RUH. A train from Bristol Temple Meads takes just 15 minutes. A train from Trowbridge to Oldfield Park takes 25 mins.
  • Bath Spa is a 15 minute bus journey (number 4) away from RUH. A train from Chippenham to Bath Spa takes around 15 mins.

To make travel arrangements or purchase train tickets, please contact Great Western Railway. You can also visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or contact them on 0845 7484 950 (open 24 hours) for more information.

To add bus travel to your train ticket, please contact First Bus or the railway station for details about a Plus Bus Ticket.


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