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Getting to the Start Line

Make a plan and arrive early

Remember that you’ll be in good company – nearly 15,000 of you will be setting off at the start, and the atmosphere in the Runners Village beforehand is great.

View all the ways of getting to the Start Line below.

  • Park & Ride

    Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Park & Rides at Lansdown and Odd Down will be operating extended services on race day. Services will start at 8am, running services every 6 minutes until race start

    Newbridge Park & Ride will not be operating this year

    The pre-bookable Park & Ride service from Bath Racecourse will not be available this year
  • City Centre Parking

    Charlotte Street, Avon Street, Green Park Road, Southgate and Manvers Street are convenient city centre car parks, within 10 mins walk of the Runners Village.  Manvers Street and Southgate car park will be accessible during the race

    Charlotte Street, Avon Street and Green Park Road car parks are on the course route, so access into and out of them will be closed during the race between 9am and around 2pm

    City centre car parks will be busy, both for competitor and spectator parking (city centre hotels are full on race day) and displaced residents parking from the course route (and access routes).  So allow extra time for your journey and plan an alternative car park where possible.

    Live parking updates for city centre car parks are available here

  • Train Services

    Great Western Railway will be running additional train services before and after the event

    See details of additional train services

    See or national rail enquiries

  • Scheduled Bus Services

    There will be a number of changes and diversions to normal scheduled bus services on race day.

    Details of effected services are on the Travel West website

  • Bath Half Lift Share Scheme

    In 2024 we are continuing with our our Race Day Lift Share scheme. 

    Car sharing is a great way of alleviating the stress caused by travel and reducing road and parking congestion.

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