Heading to Bath Christmas Market? Travel advice

Hundreds of stalls...and hundreds of people! Credit: ITV West Country

Thousands of people have already been descending on Bath for the first weekend of their famous Christmas Market.

Heading there yourself? Plan your journey carefully:


Great Western Railway is extending their services to and from Bath Spa all weekend, but say that people should allow extra time to travel as the station may still be very crowded.

Especially after a power cut yesterday took our a signalling system - people hoping to visit the market yesterday could have rearranged their plans for Sunday.

30 extra trains will run between Bath and Swindon and Westbury; and between Bath and Bristol.


Organisers say if you'e coming by car you may be better off using one of the Park and Ride services into the city as spaces can fill up very quickly.

You can see live updates on the number of available spots here.

People should also be aware of a number of road closures:

  • Abbeygate Street

  • Bath Street

  • Beau Street Westbound

  • Hot Bath Street

  • Lower Borough Walls

  • Stall Street

  • Swallow Street

  • York Street