Like a page out of a Jane Austen novel, Bath is one of the few cities left in England that feels like it is trapped in time. While London was becoming the thriving, modern cosmopolitan that it is known as today, Bath has always managed to keep its classic, Georgian feel thanks to its stunning architecture and well-preserved Roman baths that are still in use today.
If you’re hoping to visit Bath during your trip to London, there are a ton of great rail and bus connections so you can easily get to Bath and back in one day. However, navigating around Bath can be tricky, not to mention that you will have to walk up and down a few hills in order to reach its main attractions.
If you’re looking around for a reputable tour company that offers tours from London to Bath in one day, here are some of the many options to choose from:
Premium Tours offer four different tours to Bath, some of which include combo packages with visits to other places like Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Stratford, Lalock, and the Cotswolds.
However, the company doesn’t offer tours directly from London to Bath alone, so if you don’t mind visiting a few other places along with Bath, you can choose from the following two routes:
Their Stonehenge and Bath, with entrance to Roman baths included tour is a great option for anyone hoping to explore Stonehenge as well as Bath, and it also includes a free pick up from over 90 different centrally-located London hotels. Customers will be given an audio headset in Stonehenge and the Roman Baths, and will also be allowed to enter the Georgian Pump Room for free.
Tickets for their Stonehenge and Bath with entry to the Roman Baths tour costs:
Golden Tours may not have the greatest reviews when compared to other tour companies based out of London, but with all the different options available for tours between London and Bath, they’re kind of hard to beat.
Golden Tours have not one, but over a dozen different tours operating between London to Bath which range from day trips by rail or open-top buses. They even offer three-day excursions to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Bath and the South West Coast for £242, which is well worth it considering all of the places you get to see during the tour.
Their Day Trip to Bath by Rail and Open Top Bus Tour lasts for 11 hours, and includes return tickets to Bath as well as a ticket on Bath’s hop-on hop-off bus tour. Before heading to Bath, all customers must check-in with a company representative at Paddington Station, who will then direct you to where you need to be to catch your train at 9 a.m.
Once arriving in Bath you’re welcome to stroll around the city at your own pace, but you must head back to the Bath Spa station at 6:30 p.m. to catch the train back to Paddington. Tickets for their Day Trip to Bath by Rail and Open Top Bus Tour costs £59 for adults and £54 for children between the ages of four and 11.
But if your sole reason of going to Bath is to see the Roman Baths with your very own eyes, then you may want to choose their Day Trip to Bath by Rail with Entry to Roman Baths tour. Not only does this tour include free entry into the Roman Baths, it also allows you to explore Bath at your own pace before you catch your train back to London; (it does not, however, include a ticket on Bath’s hop-on hop-off bus tour).
Tickets for this tour costs £66 for adults and £62 for children between the ages of five and 16.
However, if you want to have the best of both worlds and go on a hop-on hop-off bus tour as well as into the Roman Baths, they have a Day Trip to Bath by Rail with Open Top Bus Tour and Roman Bathscombo package which costs £80 for adults and £70 per for children (between the ages of five and 15)
Much like other tour companies, Evan Evans doesn’t offer tours directly from London to Bath, but they do offer combo tours that go to Bath as well as Windsor Castle and Stonehenge. They also have great discounted tickets available for children, students, seniors and families of four or more.
Their Stonehenge and Bath tour combo (which also includes fast-track tickets into Stonehenge) lasts for ten hours, and gives you the entire afternoon to explore Bath on your own. This tour costs:
They also have a Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath tour combo which lasts for 11 hours and includes entry into Windsor Castle as well as Stonehenge, the Roman Baths and even a Panoramic Tour of Georgian Bath. Tickets for this tour cost:
Although this company doesn’t offer direct tours from London to Bath, they have a great combo tour deal if you want to see both Bath and Stonehenge as well; (promptly titled the Stonehenge and Bath tour).
The tour operates seven days a week and includes entry into both Stonehenge and the Roman Baths, as well as a few hours to explore Bath at your own pace. Customers are picked up at various locations in central London such as London Bridge, King’s Cross, South Kensington and Victoria between 7:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., and will be dropped off back in central London around 8 p.m.
Tickets for this tour costs £62 for adults and £55 for children (which is about as cheap as it gets when it comes to all the London-Bath-Stonehenge trio tours offered by other tour companies).
Booking a tour to Bath with International Friends is a great option if you want to visit other places along with Bath itself; but if you’re only hoping to see Bath and nothing else, you’re straight out of luck.
Although they have tours operating from London to Bath as well as Stonehenge (for £79), which lasts for about ten hours, entry into the Roman Baths is not included.
If you want to see Stonehenge and The Cotswolds along with Bath, they have a great combo tour (£129 for adults) which also includes entry into the Roman Baths Museum and Stonehenge, and even guided tours around Bath (including the Royal Crescent, Royal Circus and Assembly Rooms), as well as a walking tour of Lacock.
If you’re feeling adventurous and want to see Stonehenge as well as a “secret place” along with your visit to Bath, then you’ll love the idea of The English Bus’ Bath, Stonehenge and a Secret Place tour.
This tour departs from 8:45 a.m. near The London Eye, and after visiting Stonehenge in the morning the bus will make a stop in Bath so you can stroll around the city at your own pace. The fixed tour cost does not include entry into Stonehenge, however, or any of Bath’s main tourist attractions. Tickets for this tour cost£ 84 per person, and are only available on selected days.