Finding your way to Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University is situated in the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath. The University’s main campuses in Bath, Newton Park and Sion Hill, are easy to reach by public transport or road. We also have a campus located in the pretty market town of Corsham, three miles west of Chippenham in Wiltshire.

We’ve recently acquired a new building on the East side of Bath on Locksbrook Road, and are currently refurbishing this Grade II listed property. Eventually this fantastic space will be used to teach our art and design students.

The University is committed to its environmental policy and encourages staff, students, and visitors to travel by public transport where possible.

Find us

  • Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath BA2 9BN
  • Sion Hill, Bath, BA1 5SF
  • Locksbrook Road, Bath, BA1 3EL
  • Corsham Court, Church Street, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 0BZ

How to get to Newton Park

Car

Parking is available at our Newton Park campus however at busier times of the year sometimes our car park will become full. During these periods you may be directed to park in the overflow car park which is located on Lower Bristol Road. A shuttle bus runs regularly to Newton Park from this car park, Monday to Friday, 8.30am until 6:00pm.

If you are arriving mid-morning we would suggest checking the University’s parking Twitter account @BathSpaParking before you travel for updates on parking availability.

The University operates a pay and display system in its car parks. There is clear signage in all car parks, so please be aware of this before visiting.

Staff and students require a permit to park on campus. More information on permits is available on the Intranet.

Driving from the M4 Motorway

Leave the M4 at junction 18 and join the A46 southbound. After 9 miles, leave the A46 and at the roundabout, and take the third exit onto the A4 into Bath. After one mile, at the traffic lights for the A36 turnoff, proceed into the left-hand lane and turn onto Cleveland Place. Drive over Cleveland Bridge, and proceed along Bathwick Street. At the traffic lights, turn right onto the A36 Sydney Place and continue along the A36 Darlington Street.

At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A36 Pulteney Road. Continue along the A36 through Widcombe and onto Claverton Street. At the roundabout, and after going under the railway arches, take the second exit onto the A36 Lower Bristol Road. Continue along the A36 Lower Bristol Road and join the dual carriageway (A4);

Take the second exit at the "Globe Inn" roundabout to join the A39. The campus entrance is immediately on your left;

Parking charges are operational at our Newton Park campus.

Bus

Regular bus services run to Newton Park, from Bath, Bristol and the wider region.  

The U5 and U6 FirstBus services from Bath city centre run every 10 minutes during term times, and every half hour during off-peak season. Check the timetables below for more information.

Plane

Bristol Airport is the closest airport to Bath, it’s about 20 miles away. You can fly to Bristol from most major cities, including Edinburgh, Paris, Brussels, Dublin, Amsterdam and New York.

To travel from Bristol Airport to our Newton Park campus, you can take an Airport Bus to Bristol Temple Meads railway station and then hop on a train to Bath Spa railway train station. Alternatively you can take a taxi directly from the airport to Newton Park.

You can also fly to London Heathrow, London Stansted, or London Gatwick and take a train to London Paddington railway station. From here you can travel onwards to Bath Spa railway station.

Bike

Bath is a bicycle friendly city and many of our staff and students choose to cycle to Newton Park. The University provides covered bike racks and shower facilities.

The Bristol to Bath cycle path is a lovely flat 13 mile off-road route between the two cities and is perfect for walkers and cyclists.

The University has partnered with nextbike, a company which provides rental bikes, and there are two nextbike stations located at Newton Park. You can grab a bike from one of the 14 nextbike stations in Bath, including Waterside Court halls of residences, Green Park Station near Sainsbury’s, and Bath Spa railway station.

Find out more and how to register at www.nextbike.co.uk.

Train

If you're visiting Newton Park by train we recommend you travel to Bath Spa railway station. The train station is just a short walk to the bus station where you can continue your journey.

How to get to Sion Hill

Car

Parking is available at our Sion Hill campus however at busier times of the year sometimes our car park will become full. A pay and display system is in operation at this car park. To avoid inconvenience to the surrounding community, we kindly ask that you avoid parking on the streets around the campus.

Staff and students require a permit to park on campus. More information on permits is available on the Intranet.

Driving from the M4 Motorway

Leave the M4 at junction 18 and join the A46 southbound. After 9 miles, leave the A46 and at the roundabout, and take the third exit onto the A4 into Bath. After one mile, at the traffic lights for the A36 turnoff, get into the right-hand lane and proceed straight ahead along the A4;

Take second exit at mini-roundabout along the A4 The Paragon;

At traffic lights, turn right onto Lansdown Road heading uphill. After passing the Lansdown Grove Hotel on your right, take the next left onto Lansdown Place East;

Proceed along Lansdown Crescent, down Lansdown Place West, and onto Sion Hill. Take the first right onto Sion Hill Place. The campus entrance is immediately on your right.

Bus

You can travel to Sion Hill campus from Manvers Street in Bath city centre on the 700 and 701 bus services (BANES Council funded - operated by CT Coaches).

Alternatively if you’re nearer the top of Bath you can catch the Lansdown Park and Ride bus from Milsom Street. If you get off at the Hamilton Road stop it’s a 10-15 minute, fairly level walk to the campus.

Or – if you’re feeling energetic – Sion Hill is a 35 minute walk from Bath’s bus station. Be prepared for a steep hill.

Plane

Bristol Airport is the closest airport to Bath, it’s about 20 miles away. You can fly to Bristol from most major cities, including Edinburgh, Paris, Brussels, Dublin, Amsterdam and New York.

To travel from Bristol Airport to our Newton Park campus, you can take an Airport Bus to Bristol Temple Meads railway station and then hop on a train to Bath Spa railway train station. Alternatively you can take a taxi directly from the airport to Newton Park.

You can also fly to London Heathrow, London Stansted, or London Gatwick and take a train to London Paddington railway station. From here you can travel onwards to Bath Spa railway station.

Train

If you're visiting Sion Hill by train we recommend you travel to Bath Spa railway station. The train station is just a short walk to Manvers Street where you can continue your journey by bus.

Bike

Cycling up to Sion Hill is always an option for the super fit, but if you are looknig for a quick and convenient transport solution to get back into town, we do have a nextbike station at this campus. For further information visit the nextbike website.

How to get to Corsham Court

Driving from the M4 Motorway

Exit at junction 17 and join the A350 southbound. After 2.6 miles, at the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A350 Cepen Way and continue to follow the A350. At the third roundabout (Bumpers' Farm), take the third exit following signs to Bath. At the second roundabout, take the third exit onto the A4 Bath Road, continue to follow signs to Bath. After three miles turn left at the traffic lights into Corsham. Continue straight over the first mini-roundabout and the long-stay car park will be found on the left.

Please note that general parking is not permitted within the grounds of Corsham Court.

Driving from Bath

Take the A4 towards Chippenham. Upon entering Corsham, take the second exit at roundabout onto B3353 Pickwick Road. Follow signs towards the town centre. At the second mini-roundabout, turn left onto Newlands Road, go straight over the next mini-roundabout, and the long-stay car park will be found on the left.

There is free on-street parking available around the town of Corsham.

There is a long-stay car park which has a pay and display.

Please see our Corsham Court Parking Guide.

Please note that general parking is not permitted within the grounds of Corsham Court.

Train

If you're visiting Corsham Court by train we recommend you travel to Chippenham railway station. You can then take a bus from Chippenham bus station a short walk away.

Catch the FareSaver X31 service. The closest bus stop to Corsham Court is Newlands Road, and from there it's a short walk to campus.

Plane

Bristol Airport is the closest airport to Corsham, it’s about 30 miles away. You can fly to Bristol from most major cities, including Edinburgh, Paris, Brussels, Dublin, Amsterdam and New York. To travel from Bristol Airport to Corsham Court, you can take an Airport Bus to Bristol Temple Meads railway station and then hop on a train to Chippenham railway train station (which is the nearest station to Corsham).

You can also fly to London Heathrow, London Stansted, or London Gatwick and take a train to London Paddington railway station. From here you can travel onwards to Bath Spa railway station.

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