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Bristol Airport to Bath

Hi all,

Was planning a weekend trip to Bath in either Sept or August and was wondering has anyone ever got a taxi from Bristol Airport to Bath? How far and how much is the journey.

Thanks

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1. Re: Bristol Airport to Bath

Don't know but it won't be particularly cheap. You might do better jumping on the Bristol Flyer that picks up outside the terminal & will drop at Temple Meads station - and from there take the train to Bath. Much cheaper & quite painless, it won't take you that long at all.

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2. Re: Bristol Airport to Bath

Thanks for your reply, I'll definitly look into that!

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3. Re: Bristol Airport to Bath

Nay bother ;) Check the websites but both the Flyer & train run regularly, you should be in Bath within an hour or thereabouts. A taxi is nicer of course, but probably thrice the price ;)

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The taxi company at Bristol Airport is Checker Cars at www.checkercars.com. You can book and pay in advance. I was recently quoted £43 each way for the journey to Bath.

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5. Re: Bristol Airport to Bath

Brilliant, thanks for your help!

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6. Re: Bristol Airport to Bath

If time is of the essence (and you are only coming for the weekend) then a Bath based taxi firm like Abbey might be a better bet, as they will know the quickest way to get you to where you are staying. Bath and Bristol are, I suspect, a bit like Dublin and Naas - the taxi drivers from one know where the other is, but struggle beyond that (I speak from experience of all 4 places!).

The Flyer to Temple Meads Station, then train plus taxi to your hotel might not work out cheaper, especially if there is more than one of you.

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Hi

A taxi to Bath is likely to cost about £40-£45 depending on which firm you select (it is worth getting a firm from near Bath because they know the local back roads). I usually reckon on being back at home in Bath about an hour after the plane arrives on the tarmac.

The public transport option is quoted as taking about an hour from departure from the airport and they seem to be about every 20 minutes and cost is about £12 per person. The train from Bristol to Bath can be packed, so be prepared to stand for the 15 minute train journey (people are used to having to clamber over suitcases, so don't worry about that!)

Bath train station is very central and quite a lot of hotels are within walking distance if you have a wheelie case/rucsac.

If you aren't on a tight budget, just order a taxi : )

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8. Re: Bristol Airport to Bath

i always use Airport Specialist Cars based in Trowbridge. They are competitively priced, always arrive on time and the cars are clean with pleaseant drivers. I think they charge about £35-40 to Bristol Airport but obviously check with them. you can find their number on the web.

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Hi all,

I am thinking to go to Bath for a few moths and just wonder wether is easier to get a job and accomodation in Bath or in a bigger city such as Bristol...can someone help me on that?

thank you for you help on transport!!

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