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Public Transport

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)

First Bus Services
  • Service 4: runs between Weston and the city centre, stopping at the RUH.
  • Service 4a: runs between Foxhill and Weston, stopping at the city centre and the RUH.
  • Service 4b: runs between Odd Down, Foxhill and Weston, stopping at the city centre and the RUH.
The Big Lemon
  • 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

Park & Ride services

Service 4 provides a service between Odd Down Park & Ride and the RUH.

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 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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