Travel by Bus

Bath and Corsham benefit from excellent public transport infrastructure within both the population centres and through to the wider geographical areas of Wiltshire, Somerset and Bristol.

Please note: that whilst the information on this page is reviewed periodically it is subject to change and therefore if you are travelling to Bath or Corsham from some distance away, you may wish to check the national Travel West website:

Please note: services can change be affected by term dates. Term dates can be found here.

Bus Services

Bath City Centre > Newton Park (U5 and U6)

U5 (First Bus: Timetable) – every 10 mins during term time
City Centre - Lower Bristol Road - Newbridge Road - Bath Spa University


UT6 (First Bus: Timetable) – every 30 mins during term time

Twerton Mill - Charlton/Waterside Court - Windsor Bridge - Newbridge Road - Bath Spa University

Combe Down > Newton Park (Free Service) - Term Time Only

Newton Park > Sion Hill (Free Inter-site Shuttle) - Term Time Only

*Free Service* :
This is a free bus service running between Newton Park and Sion Hill, with stops at Twerton Fork and Windsor Villas.

Bath City Centre > Newton Park (The Globe) > Bristol (38, 39, X39)

38, 39 & X39 (First Bus: Timetable)
Bath to Bristol, via Newbridge, Saltford and Brislington
The nearest stop to Newton Park is the Globe roundabout. From there it’s a 20 minute walk up the University driveway or you can catch the 15 without needing to buy another ticket – just present your 38, 39 or X39 ticket to the driver.

Bath City Centre > Sion Hill (700 & 701)

700 & 701 (B&NES County Council funded - provided by CT Coaches: Timetable
Bath City Centre to Sion Hill, via Marlborough Buildings.

Bath City Centre > Rush Hill – Culverhay School > Southdown

10 (First Bus: Timetable)
Bath City Centre circular, via Coronation Ave, Southdown Road and Mount Road.
The 10 stops near Southdown School and just a short walk from the Bath Community Academy.

Travel Guide to Bath Community Academy & Southdown School (.pdf)

Bath City Centre > Corsham > Chippenham (X31)

X31 (Faresaver: Timetable)Bath City Centre to Chippenham, via Corsham and Box.

The closest stop to Corsham Court is Newlands Rd and from there it is just a short walk to the mansion house.

First Bus Tickets & Passes

Bath Spa University and the Students’ Union are agents for First Bus and we can therefore sell Bath Inner Zone and Bath Outer Zone passes. The most popular passes are the Bath Inner Zone Term and Academic Year tickets which give you unlimited travel on any First Bus services in the city of Bath.

For general information on tickets and prices, please visit the First Bus website.

If you are a University student, you may be entitled to some special Bath Spa discounts. Information about these discounts is available on the Hub, Student Portal , Students’ Union shop and office, Main House reception and Sion Hill finance office.

Buy your Bus Ticket Online!

Go to the Hub to buy your bus pass. Tickets can then be collected from the reception at Newton Park or delivered free for collection at Sion Hill and Corsham Court. 

Other Useful Information

National Express coaches travel to Bath and Chippenham (for Corsham) from many major cities in the UK. You can contact their ticket booking line on 08705 808080.

First Bus operate services into Bath and Chippenham from locations as far afield as Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Bristol.

For further information on the local First Bus services, follow the links below:
Journey Planner and Timetables     

To receive up to the minute information about journey time, we recommend you subscribe to the following Twitter feeds:

TravelWest also have an app available from the Apple iTunes App Store, or the Google Play Store, that provides real-time bus departure information from a map:
Apple iTunes App StoreGoogle Play Store

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