SInce the launch of the Air Decker back in 2013, Bath Bus Company has seen the service continually grow, with more passengers opting to take the A4 as their preferred mode of transport to get to and from Bristol Airport. Local journeys have also become more popular as it has created new links between South Bristol and Bath & North East Somerset which has cut journey times for some and given others new employment opportunities.
A number of changes will come into effect from 1st September 2019. Operating hours will be extended with an additional departure from Bath at midnight and a 1am departure from Bristol Airport. This will be implemented to assist those who arrive on later scheduled flights. Some modifications will be made to the running times throughout the day which take into account heavy traffic that can delay certain journeys. Having listened to our customer feedback, these changes will improve service reliability.
There will also be some changes to the existing fare structure. Our popular 10 journey ticket valid anywhere between Bath and Highridge will be £20.00, meaning each jounrey made only costs £2.00! There will be a slight increase on single journey airport fares but return fares will remain the same. New leaflets which contain the updated timetable and fares will be available on board the buses from 1st September and further information will be uploaded shortly at www.airdecker.com
At a cost of almost half a milllion, Bath Bus Company is continuing to enhance the A4 service with an additional 2 brand new vehicles scheduled to arrive by the end of 2019. These will be low emission diesel engines (producing lower emissions than the average family car), table seating on the upper deck, USB charging ports, luggage racks for secure storage and automatic and live-announcements keeping passengers informed of any journey updates and bus stop details.
Ticket machines which will facilitate contactless card payments and the reading of QR/ bar codes, provided in partnership with the local authorities, are also being introduced in the near future. These machines will speed up boarding times and give passengers who wish to pay on board the bus another quick and convenient payment method. This should improve the overall customer experience and contribute to the high standards people have come to expect from the Air Decker.
Unfortunately the 08:00 Bristol Airport to Bath service and the 09:30 Bath to Bristol Airport service are not able to operate today. All other journeys are running as normal. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Unfortunately the 08:00 Bristol Airport to Bath service will not operate today. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Unfortunately the 13:00hrs Bristol Airport to Bath service has been unable to operate due to a mechanical issue. The 14:30 Bath to Bristol Airport service will also not be able to operate. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Unfortunately the 10:00 Bristol Airport to Bath and the 11:30 from Bath to Bristol Airport will not operate today. All other services will operate as normal. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
On Sunday 23rd June 2019, West Town Lane will be closed between Bath Road and it’s junction with Callington Road. The road closure will be in place between 09:00 and 17:00 travel towards Bristol Airport only. As a result of this, we will be unable to serve the following bus stops:
Flowers Hill, West Town Lane and Callington Road
All other stops will be served as normal. Please also note that buses travelling from Bristol Airport towards Bath will not ne affected,
The A38 between the Lime Kiln Roundabout (Colliters Way) and Bristol Airport going to Bristol Airport only, will be closed for resurfacing works from 05:00 to 12:00 (midday) on the 22nd and 23rd June 2019. Therefore there will be disruption to the route.
During this time we will not be able to serve any bus stops on the A38 going towards Bristol Airport. We will be running a diversion via Colliters Way, A370, Brockley Coombe and Downside Road.
The list of journeys affected is as follows –
From Bath to Bristol Airport
05:00, 05:59 (from Keynsham), 06:00, 06:59 (from Keynsham), 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00.
Bristol Airport to Bath journeys will remain unaffected
The 10:30 Bath to Bristol Airport service will now operate as normal.
Unfortunately the 07:30 Bath to Bristol Airport service and the 09:00 Bristol Airport to Bath are unable to operate. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
We have been notified of a road closure due to protests that will occur in Bath City Centre on Friday 24th May 2019. As a result of these road closures, the A4 Air Decker service will suffer from disruption between 10:30- 14:30, and the following stops will be effected:
Terrace Walk- this bus stop will not be served during these hours. Therefore passengers that wish to board are advised to make their way to Dorchester Street (where the service begins) or Westgate Buildings. All other stops will be served as normal.
Should you require any further information, please cal 01225 444102 or 01225 330444.