Getting here

Bradford on Avon is certainly well connected…


Whether you’re coming from near or far, or want to visit places close by, Bradford on Avon gives you access to trains, airports, motorways, canals and buses without the hassle and bustle of a busy city.

You’ll find all the information you need below.


By Rail

Great Western Railway (GWR) have frequent services to and from Bradford on Avon, which is conveniently located on the route between London and Bristol (via Bath). For more info on timetables visit and for more comprehensive nationwide timetables visit Trainline or National Rail Enquiries


By Car

Close to both the M4 (junction 17 from East or junction 18 from West) as well as the M5 (via M4 or cross country), Bradford on Avon is easy to get to by road whichever direction you are travelling from. Find us on the map HERE


a list of local car parks can be found HERE

Over 24 hour car parking can be found at the Canal and River Trust Car Park at the end of Baileys Barn, directions can be found  Here


Bradford on Avon Taxi’s

Bradford on Avon Train Station

Telephone: 01225 862 277



Bradford on Avon Train Station

Telephone: 01225 862 277



Airport Transfer available please contact the office.


By Canal

The 87 mile long Kennet & Avon Canal links London to the Bristol Channel passing directly through Bradford on Avon. You can rent a boat for a short leg of this stretch or stop off in our town as part of a longer journey. To find out more visit the Canal & River Trust website HERE

By Coach or Bus

National coach companies (National Express, Megabus, Stagecoach and Eurolines) travel frequently to the nearby cities of Bath & Bristol, from where you can jump on a local bus service or quick train journey directly to Bradford on Avon. Bus timetables can be found HERE.

Local Buses

Buses run regularly around the area, stopping off in Bradford on Avon and connecting us to Bath, Salisbury and Corsham and many more places en-route. You can pick up maps & timetables from our Tourist Information Centre, or CLICK HERE for more information.


If you need to catch a flight, the nearest airports are as follows:

  • Bristol Airport – 50 minutes drive, or 1-1.5 hours by public transport via Bristol Temple Meads
  • London Heathrow – 1 hour 40 mins drive or 2 hours 40 mins by public transport
  • London Gatwick – 2 hours 15 mins drive or 3 hours by public transport
  • Birmingham International – 2 hours drive or 3 hours by public transport