London to Bath on the train
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 11:27 AM Last Post By: fowler9
Nov 7, 2012 12:36 PM
Nov 7, 2012 12:40 PM
1I would not do both Salisbury and Bath in one day. Both are good for whole days.
Nov 7, 2012 1:41 PM
2For Bath, first greatwestern is the operator of direct trains to Bath from London Paddington so is probably likely to have the best offers (though I wouldn't be 100% certain!) - whatever you do avoid raileurope which is an agent that adds a mark up to just about everything.
Agree with #1 - Bath is enough for a day. If you really want to go to Stonehenge (there's considerable debate on this forum about whether it is worth the bother and many people think Avebury is better) then there are buses from Salisbury. Salisbury is a really nice small english city with one or 2 trains per hour from London Waterloo, and at least one per hour to and from Bath
Nov 7, 2012 2:07 PM
Nov 7, 2012 10:41 PM
Nov 8, 2012 3:10 AM
Nov 8, 2012 8:21 AM
Nov 9, 2012 2:49 AM
They might all offer different routes. However, each may also have different fares.
If you go to 'National Rail Enquiries' site, it should have all the options.
However you can book any train, on any train operator's website.
For instance, it's possible to book Dover to Margate on Northern Rail's website.
Some train operators also have special 'One day only' offers.
It really all depends how much time you have to look around.
*3 - geeg.... Trainline is slowly, but surely, phasing out its booking fees.
Nov 10, 2012 6:22 AM
8I'm with Billy on this. National Rail is my first point of call every time. They have all the info you need. Once you have this you can shop around the various operators websites to find the best deal. Wish they had an online version of the old bible though, the timetables for the entire network. You have to love privatisation, making life easier in so many ways. Ahem.
Nov 10, 2012 9:40 AM
Nov 10, 2012 9:48 AM
10#8 - do you mean this?? - http://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/3828.aspx
(PS - to the best of my knowledge, fowler 9 is no relation of mike 9 !)
Nov 10, 2012 11:27 AM
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