Bitton Station, Bath Rd, Bristol, South Gloucestershire BS30 6HD
SatNav Reference: BS30 6HD
How To Get Here
The nearest National Rail station to Bitton is Keynsham. Keynsham is on the Bristol – Westbury – Weymouth line and also served by a few Cardiff Central – Portsmouth Harbour trains. Services are operated by Great Western Railway or South West Trains, and connect with inter-city trains also operated by Great Western Railway and Cross Country at either Bath Spa or Bristol Temple Meads. For timetable and fares information visit National Rail Enquiries Online or telephone 08457 48 49 50.
The distance from Keynsham to Bitton on foot is 1.5 miles: simply turn right out of the station exit and follow the road until you pick up the AVR brown tourist signs. From Keynsham, bus service 17 runs hourly Monday to Sunday. Buses pick up from the stop on the railway bridge over the station, and set down in Willsbridge (ask the driver for the Avon Valley Railway).
The following bus services can be used to reach the Avon Valley Railway
- Service 42 (Bristol City Centre – Bitton via Kingswood): Daily (Mon-Sun) approx every 60 minutes. Alight at Cherry Gardens. View the timetable here.
- Service 45 (Bristol City Centre – Bitton via Hanham): Monday-Saturday approx every 30 minutes (every 20 minutes during peak times). Sundays approx every 60 minutes. Alight at Cherry Gardens. View the timetable here.
- Service 19 (Bristol Parkway – Bath Bus Station): Daily (Mon-Sun) approx every 60 minutes. Alight at Cherry Gardens. View the timetable here.
- Service 17 (Keynsham – Southmead Hospital / Bristol City Centre): Daily (Mon-Sun) approx every 60 minutes. Alight at Keynsham Road or Willsbridge Hill (10 minute walk to AVR). View the timetable here.
For more details on public transport services and to plan your route please visit Traveline
From Bristol or Bath, you can ride along the popular Bristol & Bath Railway Path (Route 4 of the National Cycle Network). It follows the route of the original Bristol-Mangotsfield-Bath Midland mainline, part of which covers the existing route of the Avon Valley Railway, and its intended extension. Cycle parking stands are provided at Bitton Station. While the majority of the route is safe for children and adults due to its distance from roadways, we advise caution on the few road and railway crossings that exist.
For more details on the Railway Path please visit the dedicated Bristol & Bath Railway Path website
Bitton Station is situated midway between the cities of Bristol and Bath, on the A431 main road, approximately one mile from the town of Keynsham. Car parking spaces are available at Bitton station, and are free.