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 want to check the national Travel line website

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.

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For further information on the local First Bus services please follow the links below:

However, whilst Bath is a great place to live and study in it also becomes extremely busy and therefore you should always look to plan ahead and consider and journey times with care. The following Twitter links are regularly updated with journey time information and we would recommend that you subscribe to them so that you can be informed of updates.

Bath City Centre to Newton Park Campus

Bus at Bath Spa

Bus services to and from the Newton Park Campus near Bath are provided through First Bus. There is a good working relationship between First Bus and the University and there have been a number of positive enhancements to the service in recent years. For 2013 this includes the installation of Real Time Information (RTI) screens at the University bus stops, the use of double-deckers of the main 15 route, the adoption of a new and easy to understand timetable and a new 15a service into Oldfield Park

Service 15:

For travel between Newton Park and Bath look out for the service 15 which operates up to every 15 minutes during University terms. This service takes you direct from Newton Park, through Newbridge, Windsor Bridge (convenient for Charlton Court /Waterside Court) along Lower Bristol Road (convenient for Oldfield Park) and through into the City Centre and the Bus Station. The buses operate throughout the day and operate until around 3am in the morning.

Service 15A:

During term time periods the University also funds an additional direct route into Oldfield Park. The service 15A operates on an hourly basis.

Please be aware that timetables change between holiday and term dates.

Services 338 & X39:

First Bus also operates services 338 and X39. These routes connect Bath and Bristol and operate on a frequent basis with the closest stop to Newton Park being the Globe roundabout.  From there, it is an easy 20 minute walk up the driveway to the Newton Park campus, or you can catch the service 15 or 15A up the drive without needing to buy another ticket... just present your 338 or X39 ticket to the driver.

Bath City Centre to Sion Hill Campus

Service 2:

For students studying at the Sion Hill campus, First Bus operates service 2 from the city centre, which drops off at the junction of Lansdown Road and Sion Road.  Please note that this is a non-level walk from the Sion Hill campus.

Service 700:

Alternatively B&NES county council fund an additional route through CT Coaches to Sion Hill and this operates as the service 700.

Charter Service:

Bath Spa University also subsidise a commuter bus to the Sion Hill campus. This service is of particular use to students who live in Waterside Court /Charlton Court halls of residence, or who live in that local area. This bus service is operated by Bugler buses and operates Monday to Friday during term time only, and leaves from outside Waterside Court /Charlton Court at 08;30h. When boarding the bus please have your student ID to hand together with the correct fare (£2.00)  Please note that as this is a charter bus, First Bus passes and concessionary fares are not valid. The bus drops students off at Winifred’s Lane

Please see the attached poster for further information

Pedestrians are advised against walking up Winifred’s Lane, due to safety concerns. They should instead enter via the main gates on Sion Hill Place.

Bath City Centre to Rush Hill Campus, Bath Community Academy (Culverhay) and Southdown School

Wessex Connect's buses operate service 20A/C that runs from Bath city centre, through Oldfield Park, Twerton, Whiteway, Southdown (close to the Infant and Junior Schools), past Rush Hill Campus and onto the University of Bath.

You can also catch First Bus' service 10, which travels between the bus station and Englishcombe Lane (a two minute walk from the school). For more information, please see the following document:

For Corsham Court Campus

First Bus service 231 runs between Bath and Chippenham via Corsham.  The closest bus stop to Corsham Court is Newlands Road, and from there it's just a short walk to the mansion house.

FareSaver operate service X31, which runs half hourly from Bath Bus Station to Corsham.

Purchase a First Bus South West ticket for journeys between Bath and Corsham. These passes also allow you to use First Bus services in and around the South West area, make a day of it and explore Bristol.

Real Time Information (RTI)

Realtime Information display at Bath Spa

First Bus, working with the Council, are currently installing overhead display screens at a number of bus stops in Bath and Bristol thereby providing passengers with up to date journey information. As from October 2013 these screens will be installed at Newton Park.

If you only know the road name of bus stop location please use this link:

These web-links are optimised for smartphone use so you may want to download the link to your smartphone.

First Bus Pass - Great Deals Just For You

There are a range of great value tickets available for all BSU students to take advantage of. If you buy a season ticket you will get unlimited travel on any other First Bus services in Bath giving you even better value. The prices have been held-over from 2012 and therefore represent excellent value for money. For instance daily travel on a 13 week term ticket works out at less than 99p per day!

How Much?

First Bus Student Passes:Cost:
Bath City Student - 1 Week£12.00
Bath City Student - 5 Week£55.00
Bath City Student - 8 Week£75.00
Bath City Student - 13 Weeks (1 Term)£90.00
Bath City Student - 36 Weeks*£255.00
Bath City Student - Yearly*£320.00
First Student West Weekly£17.90
First Student West Monthly£70.00
First Student West Yearly*£750.00

* Only available from Main House at Newton Park.

All other tickets can be purchased from both Main House and the Students' Union office at Newton Park. Staff are also entitled to apply for a bus pass at this promotional rate.

NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY ONLINE - you can now buy your bus pass online. Tickets can then be collected from the reception at Newton Park or delivered free for collection at Sion Hill and Corsham Court. A secure postal option is available for a fee.

We have also negotiated with First special rates for bus pass loss / theft insurance. Please see the attached poster for further information.


If you would like to comment on the bus services to our campus, please email