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BathRider is a multi-operator ticket that gives you virtually unlimited travel on buses in the Bath urban area.

The BathRider Zone covers the area roughly within a three mile radius of the city centre. This is virtually the same area as First’s Bath Zone.

Please visit our Journey Planner to see the areas covered by all Rider tickets.

The boundary bus stops on radial bus routes are

  • Kelston Road, Oldfield School
  • Lansdown, Blathwayt Arms
  • Swainswick, Bailbrook Lane
  • Bannerdown, Shockerwick Lane
  • Box Road, Kellands
  • Bathford, Stone Wharf
  • Sally in the Wood, B&NES boundary
  • A36, Brassknocker Hill Bottom*
  • Midford, Clearbrook Farm
  • Odd Down, Recycling Centre
  • Padleigh Hill, Rush Hill
  • Bath Spa University
  • Newton St Loe, The Globe

*Note that First’s Bath Inner Zone extends to Limpley Stoke (River Bridge)

You can buy a BathRider ticket on any bus in Bath (including Park & Ride) operated by the following companies:

  • Arleen Coaches
  • Bath Bus Company (except tour buses)
  • B&NES Passenger Transport
  • CT Coaches
  • Faresaver
  • First West of England
  • Stagecoach West

These are paper tickets and are valid only on the date of issue (printed on the ticket) and until 0259 the following day (or the eighth day for weekly ticket).

BathRider tickets may be used on all bus services operated by the companies listed above within the BathRider area except, tour buses, express coaches and services for special events.

There is no limit to the number of journeys you can make in the zone with a BathRider ticket during its period of validity but you must show it to the bus driver each time you use it.

Buying a Rider ticket using Travelcards

  • Load onto a Travelcard (participating operators only). Once loaded onto the card, the same period of validity as above applies.
  • Buy using sQuid balance on a Travelcard (participating operators only).
  • Rider Tickets cannot be bought or renewed online.
  • Student/child Rider Tickets are not available on travelcards.

Ticket Info

BathRider prices are set by the bus operators and are:

 AdultStudent (with NUS card) and Child (under 16)
BathRider Day£4.50£3.50
BathRider Week£20.00£16.50
This page was last reviewed on 04/02/2020

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