Getting here

Bradford on Avon is certainly well connected… whether you are coming from near or far the town is easily accessible by rail, car, bus or even canal boat. All without the hustle and bustle of a busy city.


Great Western Railway (GWR) operate frequent services to and from the town. The railway station offers a convenient route to Bath, Bristol and London.

You can find out more information on local timetables please visit the GWR website.

For more information on getting to Bradford on Avon from across the country, please visit the Trainline or National Rail Enquiries websites.

By car

The town is close to 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 access by road no matter your direction of travel.


There are many places to park your car in Bradford on Avon:

  • Barton Farm Country Park
  • Bridge Street
  • Budbury Place
  • Newtown
  • St Margaret’s Hall
  • Bradford on Avon railway station.

Most of the car parks in the town are operated by Wiltshire Council. More information can be found on the Wiltshire Council website.

If you need to park for more than 24 hours, the Canal & River Trust car park can be found at the end of Baileys Barn.

Coach parking is available at the station car park. More information about this can be found on the Wiltshire Council website.


The Bradford on Avon Taxi office can be found in the railway station car park.

To book, a taxi you can call 01225 862277, email or visit the Bradford on Avon Taxi website.

For airport transfer please contact the taxi office.

By bus or coach

Buses run regularly around the area, stopping in Bradford on Avon and offer connections to Bath, Trowbridge, Westbury, Warminster, Corsham and many other towns throughout Wiltshire.

Timetables for the various bus services can collected from our Tourist Information Centre or by visiting the Connect Wiltshire website.

National coach companies such as National Express, Megabus, Stagecoach and Eurolines frequently travel to nearby cities. From there you can hop off and jump on a local bus service or the train directly to Bradford on Avon.


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

  • Bristol Airport – 50 minutes drive, or 1 to 1 hour 30 minutes by public transport via Bristol Temple Meads
  • London Heathrow – 1 hour 40 minutes drive or 2 hours 40 mins by public transport
  • London Gatwick – 2 hours 15 minutes drive or 3 hours by public transport
  • Birmingham International – 2 hours drive or 3 hours by public transport.


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 Bradford on Avon as part of a longer journey.

To find out more, please visit the Canal & River Trust website.

Useful links

First Bristol, Bath and West

Frome Bus

Libra Travel

Beeline Coaches

Great Western Railway