Park & Ride sites offer an easy, cheap and convenient way to park your car and ride a bus into Bath. The Odd Down Park & Ride site provides fully wheelchair-accessible services to both the City Centre (Service 41) and the Royal United Hospital (Service 42 Monday to Friday except Public Holidays and Service 4 Saturdays, Sundays and some Public Holidays).

Park & Ride service updates

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Park & Ride services in the run-up to Christmas

For information regarding extended operating hours in the run-up to Christmas, please see the main Bath Park & Ride page.

Using the Odd Down Park & Ride site

For the site’s postcode, and to compare site information across the three sites, please see the table below. You can also click here to get directions to Odd Down Park & Ride site.
SiteOdd DownNewbridgeLansdown
Side of BathSouthWestNorth
PostcodeBA2 8PABA1 3NBBA1 9BJ
Parking spaces1,230698878
Height restriction7’2” / 2.2m6’6” / 2mNone

Service 41 to Bath City Centre

From Odd Down Park & Ride to SouthGate, Bath City Centre. Every 12-15 minutes. Journey time is about 10 minutes to SouthGate.

This service can only be used by passengers who start or end their journey at the Park & Ride site. There are only a limited number of intermediate stops on these services. On trips towards the city centre you can only get on the bus at the Park & Ride site, on trips towards the Park & Ride site you cannot get off the bus at intermediate stops.

Click here for the full route.

First bus from the Park & Ride site:

  • Monday – Saturday (except Public Holidays): 6:15am
  • Sundays (and some Public Holidays): 9:30am

Last bus back from the city centre:

  • Monday – Saturday (except Public Holidays):  8.30pm
  • Sundays (and some Public Holidays): 6pm

Click here for the full timetable.

Fares:

Monday – Friday £3.40 return per person
Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays £3 return per person
Up to 5 children (under 16) with a fare-paying adultFREE
10 single journey multi-ticket available on a free multi-journey smart card. Buy your first 10 journeys and get your smart card for free. Then top up with your driver or at the Bath travel shop in Bath Bus Station.£13.50 for ten single journeys (not valid on RUH Park & Ride)
Group ticket (return for 2 adults after 10am Monday -Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays)£6 per 2 adults
National Concessionary Pass Holders FREE (except before 9am Monday - Friday)
First day and season tickets can be used on Bath Park & Ride.
SERVICE 31 (LANSDOWN P&R): Park & Ride fares only apply to journeys that start or end at the Park & Ride site. For all other trips, First's usual Bath Inner Zone fare tariffs apply. Day & week Rider tickets are also accepted.

Services 42 & 4 to Royal United Hospital

Service 42 operates Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays) between Odd Down Park & Ride site and Royal United Hospital via Southdown, Twerton and Lower Weston. Getting on or off the bus is allowed at any stop along the route.

Click here for full route and timetable.

Service 4 operates Saturday and Sunday (and some Public Holidays) between Odd Down Park & Ride site and Royal United Hospital via Bear Flat, Bath City Centre, and Lower Weston. Getting on or off the bus is allowed at any stop along the route.

Click here for full route and timetable.

PLEASE NOTE: Whilst Service 4 does also operate Monday to Friday, it does not serve Odd Down Park & Ride site on those days. Passengers should use Service 42 instead.


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