Buses to Bath City Centre (Westgate Buildings).
First Bus fares structure is changing from 23 January 2022. This change will affect some fares and where to buy tickets for metrobus, park & ride and multi-operator RiderTickets.
Please note that the routes in the map below are merely indicative. Refer to each service’s official route map to see actual stops and route.
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Bus service information
Park & Ride sites offer an easy, cheap and convenient way to park your car and ride a bus into the centre of Bath. The Newbridge Park & Ride site provides a fully wheelchair accessible daily service into the City Centre on Service 21.
From Newbridge Park & Ride to Westgate Buildings, Bath City Centre. Operates at least every 15 minutes, Monday to Sunday and some Public Holidays. Journey times are about 10 minutes.
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 Chelsea Road, Park Lane or James St West but cannot get ON at those stops (they can also stay on until the final stop at Westgate Buildings). On the way back to the site as well as Westgate Buildings passengers can get ON at Monmouth Place, Park Lane or The Weston, however passengers cannot get OFF at those stops, or any other stops before the Park & Ride site.
|21 – Newbridge Park & Ride|
|Types of payment accepted||• Cash on bus|
• Contactless on bus
• Operator’s app
• Concessionary Pass (after 09:00 Monday – Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
|Operating days||Every day except Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day|
|First bus from Park & Ride||06:15 Monday to Saturday|
09:30 Sunday (and some Public Holidays)
|Last bus from City Centre (Westgate Buildings)||20:30 Monday to Saturday|
18:00 Sunday (and some Public Holidays)
|Fares||See fares for service 21 – Newbridge Park & Ride|
|Route & Timetable||Bus service 21 route and timetable|
|Lost property||01225 494 918|
|Service feedback and additional info||Contact the operator on 0345 646 0707 or via their website.|
The fares below apply only to services 21 (Newbridge Park & Ride), 31 (Lansdown Park & Ride) and 41 (Odd Down Park & Ride). The operator’s regular bus fares apply to services 4 and 42 (Odd Down Park & Ride).
Parking at the sites is free, you only pay the bus fare.
You can buy some tickets on bus using cash or contactless, or use the First Bus app. Travelwest Travelcards are also available for some ticket types.
|Adult return ticket on weekdays|
Adult return ticket on weekdays
Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays
|Adult return ticket weekends and Public Holidays|
Adult return ticket weekends
Adult return ticket on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
|Group return ticket on weekdays from 9:30 (two adults)|
Group return ticket (two adults)
Available after 09:30 Monday to Friday
|Bath Zone Group day ticket|
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
|10 single journeys (for use at any time)|
10 single journeys (for use at any time)
Can be purchased on bus with a Travelwest Travelcard or via the First Bus App (Travelwest Travelcards are available at Bath Bus Station).
|Service 31 (Lansdown Park & Ride)||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.|
- 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.
Site and parking info
|Side of Bath||West|
|Height restriction||6’6” / 2m|
|Opening hours||Open 24/7|
|Overnight parking||Yes, at vehicle owner’s own risk|
|Toilets||Yes – Check if toilets are open to the public|
|Cycle parking||Yes, but please be aware that cycle parking is limited.|
Bath Park & Ride sites are open 24/7. Overnight parking is therefore permitted at the vehicle owner’s own risk.