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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

When there are travel updates related to the Bath Park & Ride services, these will appear below.


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. On the way into the city centre passengers can get OFF at Bear Flat, Oldfield Road or St Mary’s Buildings, but cannot get ON at those stops (they can also stay on until the final stop at SouthGate). On the way back to the site as well as SouthGate passengers can get ON at St Mary’s Buildings, Oldfield Road or Bear Flat, however passengers cannot get OFF at those stops, or any other stops before the Park & Ride site.

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:

Adult return ticket on weekdays (Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays)£3.60
Adult return ticket on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays£3.10
Group return ticket (two adults) - available after 09:30 Monday to Friday£6.50
Bath Zone Group day ticket (unlimited travel for up to 5 people on all First bus services in the Bath Zone) - valid after 9.30am Monday to Friday or all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays£8.60 via mTickets on the First Bus App

£9 on bus
10 single journeys (for use at any time), which can be purchased on bus with a Travelwest smartcard or via mTickets on the First Bus App (Travelwest smartcards are available at Bath Bus Station)£14.40
Holders of English National Concessionary Passes can travel for free after 09:00 on weekdays (Monday to Friday) and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Up to 5 children (under 16) can travel for free with each fare-paying adult.
First day and season tickets can be used on Bath Park & Ride. Day & week multi-operator Rider tickets are also accepted.
SERVICE 31 (LANSDOWN P&R): Please note, Park & Ride fares only apply to journeys that start or end at the Park & Ride site. For all other trips, First's usual Bath Zone fare tariffs apply.

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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