London to Bath Train Tickets

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Immerse yourself in the hot springs capital of England by taking a trip from London to Bath by train with Great Western Railway! GWR’s line of comfortable, stylish high-speed trains can travel at speeds of up to 201 km/h, efficiently whisking you to the soothing city of Bath in as little as 1 hour and 23 minutes’ time. Pick the ticket option and seating class that suits you best, then enjoy a satisfying travel experience rounded off with an array of quality onboard services and amenities at your disposal.

Bath is a unique tourist destination as it is the only city in the UK to be recognized in its entirety as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Essentially, Bath is one big health spa. Here, visitors are invited to bathe in relaxing thermal water emanating from natural hot springs deep under the city. Along with this nearly 2,000-year old Roman tradition, which you can experience at the famed Thermae Bath Spa or Roman Baths temple, be sure to take in the Victoria Art Gallery, Jane Austen museum, “Circus” street, Bath Abbey and the historic Pulteney Bridge.

Purchase your Great Western Railway ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket here and you’ll receive your order confirmation along with a ticket collection reference number by email shortly thereafter. Simply use this number to retrieve your actual ticket from a local ticket collection machine and you’ll be ready to travel from London to Bath by train, seat reservation included!

Journey Details


Trains depart approximately every 30 minutes, with an average of 33 non-stop departures daily

Travel time

1 hour and 23 minutes non-stop (fastest time)

Train stations

London Paddington and Bath Spa

Train features

Great Western Railway high-speed trains, reaching a maximum speed of 201km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your Ticket on Departure & Reservation, the following fare options may be available:


Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.


Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.

Off-Peak & Super Off-Peak

Off-Peak & Super Off-Peak Tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though off-peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Super Off-Peak tickets may be more restrictive
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.

First Class

First class coaches are equipped with larger, reclining seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Power outlets and work tables are also provided. Passengers can enjoy a warm customer welcome as well as complimentary at-seat food and drink service.
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Air-conditioned coaches
  • Onboard food and drink catering
  • Free WiFi access
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • “Quiet Zone” seating
  • Travel assistance for elderly and disabled passengers
  • Non-smoking coaches
Additional Details

Seat reservations

When booking your GWR ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ e-ticket, the seat reservation will be included in most cases. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery

Tickets for travel from London to Bath by train may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted.
Once your e-ticket order has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with a ticket collection #. Collect your physical ticket just by using this number at a self-service ticket dispensing machine at the station before boarding.

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