With a prime location on Claverton Down, just southeast of the city centre, and with easy access to all the shopping, nightlife and attractions of historic Bath, the University of Bath has plenty to offer its students. Over 15,000 students representing over 100 nationalities are enrolled in its diverse programmes, attracted by its outstanding academic reputation. If you're commuting to the uni, read on for a run-down of the best ways to get to campus, no matter how you like to travel.
Travelling to Bath
There are fast, frequent trains between Bath and London, Bristol Wales and other UK destinations. Bath Spa railway station is the closest to campus.
National Express and Megabus both serve the main Bath Bus Station on Dorchester Street, near the train station – you can get local buses from here to campus, too (see below).
Getting to Bath University by bus
The campus is only about a 10 to 15 minute bus ride from the town centre, with service numbers 18, U18, 18b, X18 and U10 all making frequent journeys along the route.
Walking and cycling to campus
There are a number of pleasant cycling routes in the Bath area
, and the uni can be reached by biking up North Road, Widcombe Hill or Bathwick Hill from the city centre (although note that these all involve a steep uphill climb!).
Similarly, you can walk to campus along the same routes (it's about a 30 to 40 minute hike) or take advantage of the Walking Network
which connects the uni to various sites around Bath.
Bath University provides plenty of cycle parking and shower facilities on campus should you decide to go the active transport route.
Car share to Bath University
If you prefer four wheels to two, Bath University is easy to reach by road. The main entrance is off Norwood Avenue – use postcode BA2 7BA in your sat nav (or GPS coordinates latitude 51.378344, longitude -2.325202). Limited pay-and-display parking is available on campus but gets busy quite quickly.
There are also park and ride services available from Lansdown, Odd Down and Newbridge.
To save money on parking and fuel (and help relieve congestion and make it more likely you'll score a parking space), why not organise a car share with fellow staff or students? It'll liven up your commute to uni and help reduce your carbon footprint, too, all while making the most of your student budget.