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How to get from Bristol Airport to Bath

Bath is a stunning historical city located in Somerset. As the name suggests, this city is known for its impressive Roman baths and rich Roman history. Bath became a World Heritage site in 1987, and in 2021 was named on the transnational World Heritage Site’s list of the “Great Spa Towns of Europe”. Any history or culture lover is bound to enjoy the city of Bath.

When it comes to travelling from Bristol airport to Bath, you have two different options; taxi or bus. Taking a Bristol airport taxi is the fastest and most convenient option as it takes just 40 minutes to reach bath, but does cost approximately €95 (£80 GBP). A more budget-friendly option is to travel from Bristol airport to Bath by bus. The A4 bus costs €19 (£15.86 GBP) one-way and takes around 60 minutes.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €95 40min 24/7
Bus €38 60min 04:00–01:00

How to get from Bristol airport to Bath by taxi

Taking a taxi is the quickest and most comfortable transfer option from Bristol airport to Bath, but it’s not the most affordable. The average cost of a Bristol airport taxi is around €95 (£80 GBP), but it takes just 40 minutes to reach Bath.

Cost of a taxi from Bristol airport to Bath

The local drivers at Bristol airport don’t offer a set price for the journey into Bath. Instead, your fare will be determined by a number of factors, including; the number of passengers, the time of day, the total journey time and the vehicle type. Having said this, the average cost for this journey is €95 (£80 GBP).

Cost

€95 (£80 GBP)

Trip Duration

40 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in a advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Bristol airport.

Where do I get it from?

There’s a taxi rank located just outside of the Terminal building at Bristol airport. Simply take the exit opposite Caffe Ritazza and you will see the taxis lined up waiting.

Convenience

Although not the cheapest transfer option, taking a taxi from Bristol airport to Bath is the only direct and private transfer option. You won’t need to wait in line for tickets or stand in the cold waiting for your bus to arrive. Instead, you can hop into a heated, private car and make your way directly to the door of your hotel in Bath.

Editor’s Note

Although the cost of a taxi is a higher than the public transport option, if you're travelling in a group and can split the cost, the price works out almost the same but the transfer is much more convenient.

Useful Tips

You can seat up to 4 passengers in a standard Bristol airport taxi.
Some companies will offer a set-price if you pay inside the airport before taking your taxi.
Be sure to wear your seatbelt at all times while in the taxi, as this is the law in England.

How to get from Bristol airport to Bath by bus

The A4 bus run by Air Decker makes the journey from Bristo airport to Bath 7 days a week. The total journey time is around 60 minutes, depending on traffic and it costs just €19 (£15.86 GBP) one-way, making it a good budget transfer option for solo travellers.

How much is the bus from Bristol airport to Bath?

The A4 bus from Bristol airport to Bath costs €19 (£15.86 GBP) one-way. You can purchase your tickets online in advance or from the driver on the bus.

Cost

€19 (£15.86 GBP)

Trip Duration

60 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 60 minutes for the bus from Bristol airport to Bath.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus from Bristol airport to Bath is available from 04:00 to 01:00 daily.

Where do I get it from?

The A4 bus can be found at the Coach Park at Bristol airport. The Coach Park is adjacent to the Multi-Story Car Park, so follow the signs for this.

Convenience

The A4 bus from Bristol airport to Bath is fairly quick and cost-effective for solo travellers. However, during peak traffic times this journey is considerably longer, and you will need to wait for up to an hour outside the airport for the bus to arrive. Plus, once you’re in the city center of Bath, you will need to take alternate transportation to your hotel.

Editor’s Note

If you land between the hours of 01:00 and 04:00 in the morning, you will need to take a taxi to Bath as the bus stops its service during these hours.

Useful Tips

Purchase your tickets online to secure your seat during busy times.
There's very limited luggage storage on the bus, so be sure to travel light.
You can purchase your bus ticket in cash or by card.

Frequently asked questions

How do you get from Bristol airport to Bath?

There are two ways to get from Bristol airport to Bath; taxi or bus. Taking a Bristol airport taxi is the quickest and most comfortable option as it take just 40 minutes to reach your hotel in Bath and costs €95 (£80 GBP). Taking the A4 bus from Bristol airport to Bath is a cheaper transfer option as it costs €19 (£15.86 GBP) one-way, but it does take at least 60 minutes to reach the city.

How much is a taxi from Bristol to Bath?

The cost of a local taxi from Bristol airport to Bath will depend on a few factors such as, the number of passengers, the time of day you’re travelling and the vehicle type. The average cost for this journey is €95 (£80 GBP), but if you’d prefer a set-rate fare you can rely on, we suggest booking your Bristol airport transfer with Welcome Pickups in advance.

How far is the journey from Bristol airport to bath?

The distance between Bristol airport and Bath is 32 km. Taking a Bristol airport taxi will take around 40 minutes to reach Bath and the A4 public bus will take 60 minutes.

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