Campus travel updates

Updates for everyone travelling to the University of Bath

Tagged: car parking

Parking on campus during Departmental Open Days

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📥  Car parking on campus

Over the next few months we will be welcoming a large number of prospective students to attend Departmental Open Days.

On each Wednesday in February, March and April we are set to receive up to 1,000 visitors, creating substantial extra demand for parking on campus.

We have arranged a Park & Ride service for visitors to help manage this. However, we strongly advise staff to make other arrangements where possible such as using public transport or lift sharing.

If you are finding driving to campus a challenge, a reminder that the campus bus services have seen real improvements.

First’s new U1 service (previously the 18) runs buses at least every seven minutes during the day. These run between campus and Oldfield Park, with extra buses at peak times to and from the city centre. Every bus also offers free WiFi so you can email and browse en route, visit for more.

Wessex has also increased the frequency of its main service - the U18 - with buses now at least every nine minutes between 7:25am and 7pm on term time weekdays. The U18 runs between Lower Oldfield Park and the University via the city centre, whilst the U10 and X18 provide additional journeys between Lower Oldfield Park and the University, bypassing the centre. Wessex also run the 20A and 20C services which provide links from the outer suburbs, e.g. Combe Down and Twerton, to and from campus. Visit the Wessex website to find out more.

Both services companies offer handy ticket apps to purchase and manage your tickets on your phone – as well as the option of buying individual, season or multi-journey tickets.


Change of access to temporary car parking next to 10 West


📥  Car parking on campus

The new 10 West project is on track for completion in April 2016, providing a purpose built facility for the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Policy Research.

The phase of finishing works involves the reinstatement of car parking spaces in front of the building and making the final service connections.

To enable this, access to the temporary car parking spaces next to the site has changed.

The new access route is via the south side of the campus and regular users of these temporary parking facilities should consider planning their journey to use the Norwood Avenue entrance if at all possible.

Access to the West car park itself is not affected.

The lacrosse pitch has been moved slightly to the west of the current location and the fence extended on the east side.

More parking spaces in the West car park will be made available as 10 West progresses.

The University apologises for any inconvenience caused.


Parking changes while we host Australia for Rugby World Cup

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📥  Car parking on campus

In preparation for hosting the Australian national rugby team, parking on The Avenue will be suspended from 9 to 28 September 2015.

Please do not to park in the Cats and Dogs home during this time, or indeed at any time.

For more details see please see:


Partial closure of East Car Park: 4 to 7 September

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📥  Car parking on campus

The University of Bath will be hosting participants of the Ride Across Britain cycling event between Saturday 5 and Monday 7 September 2015.

As a result the eastern-most section of the East Car Park (beyond the coach bays, purple in below image) and the whole of the East Extension Car Park (green in below image) will be closed at 8pm on Friday 4th September for use by event personnel.

The East Car Park will fully reopen at 10.30am on Monday 7th September and the East Extension Car Park will reopen later that day at 1pm.

Please remove any vehicles from these parking areas prior to the closures.