Bath Spa University (Bath Spa Unibus)
Service U5 is your best option for getting to Bath Spa University and back with regular buses seven days a week. During the Christmas and New Year holiday, assessment period and inter-semester break a reduced service will still operate.
Bath Park & Ride 31, Lansdown service is just a short walk to Sion Hill Campus and both Bath Zone and West of England Zone tickets can be used on this service.
As we run over 20 services in Bath whether you're going to university, the city centre, cinema, supermarket, train station or visiting friends we've got it covered with routes going all over the city. Our Bath Zone Uni Year or Term tickets offer the best value for money and unlimited travel on all First buses in the Bath Zone or if you are travelling from further afield a West of England Uni Year will be the best value ticket for you.
|From Sat 19 Sept 2020||From Sun 13 Dec 2020 to Sat 13 Feb 2021|
|Monday to Friday||at least every 10 minutes (daytime) 30 minutes (evening until 11.30pm)||30 minutes|
|Saturday||30 minutes||30 minutes|
|Sunday||60 minutes||60 minutes|
Christmas & New Year U5 Services
With less people needing to travel over the Christmas and New year period our services will run as follows. Please refer to the relevant day on the 13 Dec to 13 Feb timetable above for the actual bus times.
Until Saturday 12 December 2020 – Current timetable continues to operate
Sunday 13 December 2020 – Sunday timetable
Monday 14 December 2020 – Saturday timetable
Tuesday 15 December 2020 – Saturday timetable
Wednesday 16 December 2020 – Saturday timetable
Thursday 17 December 2020 – Saturday timetable
Friday 18 December 2020 – Saturday timetable
Saturday 19 December 2020 – Saturday timetable
Sunday 20 December 2020 – Sunday timetable
Monday 21 December 2020 – Sunday timetable
Tuesday 22 December 2020 – Sunday timetable
Wednesday 23 December 2020 – Sunday timetable
Thursday 24 December 2020 – Sunday timetable
Friday 25 December 2020 – No service
Saturday 26 December 2020 – No service
Sunday 27 December 2020 – Sunday timetable
Monday 28 December 2020 – Sunday timetable
Tuesday 29 December 2020 – Sunday timetable
Wednesday 30 December 2020 – Sunday timetable
Thursday 31 December 2020 – Sunday timetable
Friday 1 January 2021 – No service
Saturday 2 January 2021 – Sunday timetable
Sunday 3 January 2021 – Normal timetable resumes
To see details of all Christmas timetables for the West of England area click here.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for travelling with us over this very difficult period in 2020. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We've got a fantastic range of student tickets meaning there is something to suit your needs however often you use the bus. All students get 30% off our adult season ticket prices with valid student photo ID but we've got some even better deals specifically for Bath Spa University students.
And remember you can buy and use your bus ticket on your smartphone, just download our free First Bus App from the Apple Store or Google Play. It's the cheapest way to buy tickets!
Allows unlimited travel on any First Bus* within the Bath Zone. Student prices shown below.
|From the driver||First Bus app|
|Uni Year (21 Sept 2020 - 18 June 2021)||n/a||£329|
|Term 1 (21 Sept 2020 - 11 Dec 2020)||n/a||£149|
|Night (after 7pm till 7am)||£2.50||£2.30|
West of England Zone
Allows unlimited travel on any First Bus within the West of England Zone*. Student prices shown below.
|From the driver||First Bus app|
|Uni Year (21 Sept 2020 - 18 June 2021)||n/a||£379|
|Single||various - depending on distance||£2.70|
|Night (7pm from 7am)||£3.80||£3.70|
Where to buy?
You can buy your university bus tickets from the following places:
Via mTickets on the free First Bus App, allowing your bus ticket to be purchased and used on your smart phone.
Just click on the mTickets tab, Buy and select Student Travel in the Bath Zone for Uni Year or Term tickets. Single, Day, Night, Week or Month tickets are also available.
From the driver of any First Bus in Bath: Singles, Bath Day or Bath Week
Travel advice during Coronavirus
Things may have changed a bit since you last went on a bus, so here’s some key information you’ll need to know to keep you, your fellow passengers and our staff safe when travelling.
- You MUST wear a face covering (unless you meet the exemption criteria set by the government) and will not be allowed on the bus without one.
- We’ve introduced social distancing measures on board and therefore many of the seats have signs on them asking you not to sit there. Please make sure you keep a safe distance from others and only sit in a designated seat.
- Because of the social distancing measures we’re only able to carry about half the amount of passengers on a bus compared to before. So, if a bus doesn’t stop, even though it might not look full it could have reached its new capacity. We’re running as many buses as possible to try and ensure this doesn’t happen but please allow extra time for your journey if possible.
- We've recently introduced a number of features on the First Bus app to help you plan your journey including being able to track your bus and see how many seat are available on-board. For more information see the video below.
There are other things you can do to help keep yourself and everyone safe. To see the full advice please visit our coronavirus information page here.
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