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Is there an inexpensive tour bus London to Bath

Old Nov 7th, 2011, 12:47 PM
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Is there an inexpensive tour bus London to Bath

...or is it better to just take a train? Trains from where, i.e. Liverpool Street Station?
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Old Nov 7th, 2011, 12:48 PM
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Is your plan to do it in a day or spend the night?
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Old Nov 7th, 2011, 01:12 PM
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eurocheapo.com/london discount day trip options

always train via Oxford an overnite best for me

seat61.com for train info.

www.discount-london-tours.com

fair prices for a guided tour...

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Old Nov 7th, 2011, 01:40 PM
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Trains for Bath leave from Paddington mostly.(Liverpool Street serves East Anglia - totally the wrong direction!). Journeys are about 1 1/2 hours. Cost varies according to when you book. If you book early you can get seats for about £9.50 each way.
http://www.thetrainline.com can give you an idea of times and prices. It can be cheaper occasionally to go first class rather than second so do check!

As for tours verses train it all depends what you want out of your visit. A good guide can make things so much more interesting but you could join one of the walking tours in Bath. A tour from London would probably drive you around some of Bath but traffic is very congested so buses may be as slow or slower than walking around.
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Old Nov 7th, 2011, 01:43 PM
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None of the above answer your question.

Scheduled buses (ave 3.5 hrs, about £10 return booked in advance) www.nationalexpress.co.uk

Cheapest train (2 hrs from Waterloo, from £1 each way, but at a month's notice more often £20 return) www.megabus.com. Trains from Paddington are usually a great deal pricier, except for very short stays in Bath: www.nationalrail.co.uk

In all cases, you need to play around a lot with different train dates and times, as prices fluctuate a very great deal

Oxford's hopelessly out of the way, and Oxford-Bath trains take longer than the very slowest from London.
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Old Nov 7th, 2011, 01:45 PM
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"None of the above answer your question"

Sorry. Written before seeing spiral's accurate, coherent, literate and helpful reply.

No offence meant to spiral.
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Old Nov 7th, 2011, 02:04 PM
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To not answer your question, but add info...

London Walks, a good company for tours, does a Bath tour.
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Old Nov 7th, 2011, 02:05 PM
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Withdraw above comment, somewhat..
43 GBP, but not offered regularly.
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Old Nov 7th, 2011, 11:17 PM
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"<i>Is there an inexpensive tour bus London to Bath </i>"

Nope. virtually all the commercial coach tours are very expensive. A typical London > Stonehenge > Bath > London tour costs £60-£80. London walks is better/cheaper, but as Michael mentions it is offered infrequently.

Taking an intercity coach on your own or the train to Bath would cost a fraction of a guided tour.
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