Bath Park and Ride

Bath is a popular tourist city that is steeped in history and because of this, parking close to the centre can become something of a challenge.

Using a park and ride site close to the city centre means you can not only save money on hefty parking charges, but also have a more stress free experience when visiting Bath.

How many park and ride sites are there in Bath

There are a choice of three park and ride sites in Bath with direct routes into the city; Lansdown, Newbridge and Odd Down.

Lansdown Park and Ride

Address: BA1 9BJ

Opening Times: 24 hours

Spaces: 878

Newbridge Park and Ride

Address: BA1 3NB

Opening Times: 24 hours

Spaces: 698

Odd Down Park and Ride

Address: BA2 8PA

Opening Times: 24 hours

Spaces: 1,230

Cost to park at park and ride sites in Bath

Parking at Bath park and ride sites is free providing you are using the car park to access the city centre using the local bus service. If you use the park and ride car parks in Bath without using the bus service, there will be a charge of £2 to park.

Bath park and ride ticket prices 2024

First buses run from park and ride sites across Bath and there’s different ticket types available depending on your circumstance.

2024 ticket prices for the park and ride service in Bath is as follows:

Park and Ride SiteTicket Type2024 Price
LansdownAdult Return (weekdays)
Group Day Ticket (up to 5 people)
£3.60
£11.20
NewbridgeAdult Return (weekdays)
Group Day Ticket (up to 5 people)
£3.60
£11.20
Odd DownAdult Return (weekdays)
Group Day Ticket (up to 5 people)
£3.60
£11.20

Park and ride vs car parking in Bath

If you are travelling alone to Bath or as a couple, park and ride definitely works out to be the cheapest option as it will cost either £3.60 (for 1 traveller) or £2.24 per passenger if you take advantage of the group ticket where 5 adults can travel on one ticket.

It also means you are closer to the main routes in and out of Bath, rather than having to sit in traffic which can become tedious, especially during rush hour and on a weekend.

When it comes to parking in Bath, council run car parks are considerably more expensive, with city centre car parks in Bath coming in at some of the most expensive in the country.

Parking for 5 hours:

Manvers Street Car Park – £10.20

Avon Street Car Park – £10.20

Charlotte Street Car Park – £10.20

Bath park and ride timetable

If you are planning on using the park and ride service in Bath, you can plan your journey and decide which site to use based on the timetable.

Bath park and ride sites are open everyday and 24/7 so you don’t need to rush back, however the last bus from the city centre is usually around 8.30pm.

Park and Ride SiteFrequency
LansdownMon – Fri
Every 15 minutes
Last bus: 8.30pm
Saturday
Every 15 minutes
Last bus: 8.30pm
Sunday
Every 15 minutes
Last bus: 6pm
NewbridgeMon – Fri
Every 15 minutes
Last bus: 8.30pm
Saturday
Every 15 minutes
Last bus: 8.30pm
Sunday
Every 15 minutes
Last bus: 6pm
Odd DownMon – Fri
Every 15 minutes
Last bus: 8.30pm
Saturday
Every 15 minutes
Last bus: 8.30pm
Sunday
Every 15 minutes
Last bus: 6pm

Overnight parking at Bath park and ride sites

Overnight parking is permitted at Bath’s park and ride sites as the car parks are accessible 24 hours a day. Buses do not run all night but the car park is open.

Buses start from 6.15am Monday to Saturday and from 09.30am on Sunday. The last bus is 08.30pm Monday to Saturday and 6pm on a Sunday.

Motorhome parking at Bath park and ride sites

Both Odd Down and Newbridge park and ride have height restrictions of 2.2m and 2m respectively, however Lansdown park and ride has no height restriction so can accommodate larger sized vehicles.

Electric charging at Bath Park and Ride

If you drive an electric car, you can charge your vehicle whilst you visit Bath using one of the many electric charge points available.

Bath park and ride electric charging