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Travelling around

Two different and distinctive cities just minutes apart

Travelling around the region

From the coast to the Cotswolds

Bath and Bristol lie at the heart of the north-south and east-west communication routes so getting about the region is easy. Stay in one city and visit the other. Or use Bath and Bristol as a base to explore further afield, with a day by the sea or in the Cotswolds.

With a fast train from Bath to Bristol taking just 12 minutes and Bristol to Weston-super-Mare taking as little as 20 minutes, it's a quicker, easier and more pleasant journey than crossing from one side of London to the other.

First Bus run over 100 services all over the region with many deals on travel cards and concessions for groups, families, and young people.

For a less hurried form of transport, the immensely popular Bristol and Bath Railway Path provides a tranquil cycling and walking path between the two cities.

For details about all forms of transport in the region see the Travelwest website here.

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Bath Bristol
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Travelling around Bath

Two different and distinctive cities just minutes apart

For first time visitors, Bath is surprisingly small and compact which makes it perfect for exploring on foot.

With the bus and railway stations right in the city centre, and most accommodation within walking distance of the main attractions, it's best to leave the car at home or at one of many park and ride locations.

Bath has its fair share of steep hills but the spectacular views at the top are well worth the climb!

For details about all forms of transport in Bath see the Travelwest website here.

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Bristol Weston super Mare
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Travelling around Bristol

Two different and distinctive cities just minutes apart

Bristol is a big, modern city so try thinking of it as a connected set of urban villages and communities. Take time to explore, and you will find, literally, another side to Bristol.

The area around the Harbour is perfect for walking - flat, pedestrianised, and with cafes dotted along the route for regular refreshment stops.

One of the most delightful ways to travel around the city is by ferry boat. There's a regular boat service that runs from Temple Meads Station through the Floating Harbour and all the way up to Hotwells and the SS Great Britain, details here.

As the first cycling capital in the UK, Bristol has lots of cycle paths and places to hire bikes, making traveling by bike one of the easiest ways to get about.

To travel about in a less strenuous fashion, the city has a new Metrobus system and a network of suburban railway stations.

For details about all forms of transport in Bristol see the Travelwest website here.

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