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There are a number of international airports in the UK and your best bet for finding a cheap flight is by using a comparison site such as Skyscanner or KAYAK. Below is a list of approximate travel times from various UK airports to Bath by train.

Bristol Airport ~ 1 hr
Heathrow Airport ~ 2 hrs 15 mins
Birmingham Airport ~ 2 hr 20 mins
Gatwick Airport ~ 3 hrs
Stansted Airport ~ 3 hr 30 mins
Manchester Airport ~ 3 hrs


Bath is well served by trains from all over the UK (and, via London, from Europe as well). The city’s main station is Bath Spa which has regular direct services to and from London, Bristol and South Wales.

You can look up train times and buy tickets on the National Rail website or, if you’re travelling from outside the UK, we recommend using The Man in Seat 61’s excellent guide to UK train travel.

If you’re planning to travel by train from Europe then the Eurostar website should have everything you need.

Bath Spa train station is about a 15 minute walk away from the venue.


You can find information on bus times using this Google Maps link.

If you’re driving to the conference, we recommend using one of Bath’s Park and Ride services. However, there are also a few long-stay car parks in the city centre, with Charlotte Street being the closest to the venue.

There are several taxi firms in Bath, including Abbey Taxis and V-Cars. There is also a taxi rank outside the train station.


If you’d like to cycle around Bath then you can sign up for Nextbike. Hiring a Nextbike costs £1 for the first half an hour and they’re available at various locations around the city.


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