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Major Updates

Emergency service changes

  • Newbridge service 21 is suspended but the car park remains open for the use of Royal United Hospital staff
  • Lansdown service 31 is suspended
  • Odd Down
    • service 41 is suspended
    • service 4 is operating every 30 minutes daily to the city centre and Royal United Hospital from Odd Down Park & Ride. It will operate every 30-60 minutes on April 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 18th. Normal bus fares will apply
    • service 42 is operating every hour from the Park & Ride site to the Royal United Hospital. There will be no service on April 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 18th

Bus services information

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).

  • Service 41 – 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.
  • Service 42 – 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.
  • Service 4 – 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.

Bus service41424
OperatorFirst buses
Types of payment accepted• Cash on bus
• Contactless on bus
• Operators' app
Travelcards
• Concessionary Pass (after 9am Mon - Fri, all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
Operating daysMonday to Sunday (and some Public Holidays)Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays)• All Public Holidays (including Monday to Friday)
• Saturday and Sunday
First bus from Park & Ride• 6:15 Monday to Saturday
• 9:30 Sunday (and some Public Holidays)
6:25 Monday to Friday
• 6:32 Saturday
• 09:27 Sunday and Public Holidays
Last busFrom City Centre (SouthGate)
• 20:30 Monday to Saturday
• 18:00 Sunday (and some Public Holidays)
19:45 Monday to Friday (Combe Park, Royal United Hospital)From Weston, Haviland Park:
• 00:05 Saturday
• 23:44 Sunday and Public Holidays

From Combe Park, Royal United Hospital
• 00:10 Saturday
• 23:50 Sunday and Public Holidays
FaresSee table belowFirst buses website
Route & TimetableBus service 41 route and timetableBus service 42 route and timetableBus service 4 route and timetable
Lost property01225 494 918
Service feedback and additional infoContact the operator on 0345 602 0121 or firstsouthuk@firstgroup.com

Service 41 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.

Site and parking info

SiteOdd DownNewbridgeLansdown
Side of BathSouthWestNorth
PostcodeBA2 8PABA1 3NBBA1 9BJ
Parking spaces1,230698878
Parking costFree*
Height restriction7’2” / 2.2m6’6” / 2mNone
Opens• 6am Monday to Saturday
• 9:15am Sunday and Public Holidays
ClosesEntrance closes after the last bus has operated.
Overnight parkingNo
*Parking is free, you only pay the bus fare.
If you need help choosing the best Park & Ride location for your journey, input your start and end locations into our Journey Planner and select "Driving". Set a date and time for arrival/departure to get the most accurate results.
  • Can I collect my vehicle after the Park & Ride closing times or leave it overnight?

    Bath Park & Ride locations

    The entrances to the Park & Rides sites are locked after the last buses have operated but the exits are left open to enable vehicles to be retrieved later. However, lighting is switched off after the last buses have returned and any vehicles are left inside entirely at the owner’s risk.

    Bristol Park & Ride locations

    All sites (except Lyde Green Park & Ride) are locked and any cars locked in will be subject to a release fee. If your vehicle is locked in, please call 0117 903 1550. Bristol City Council retains the right to charge for the call out service.

    You are able to collect your vehicle at the Lyde Green Park & Ride past closing time, but please be aware that the maximum stay is 12 hours (no limit on Sundays and Public Holidays).

Park & Ride service updates

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

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