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Air Decker Diversion- Keynsham 28th September 2021

Due to long queues at the fuelling station in Keynsham, there are severe delays to the A4 Air Decker service and all through traffic. As a result of this, the Air Decker will divert along Kensham bypass and re-enter Keynsham to serve Keynsham Church. 

We will be unable to serve the following stops: Unity Road, The Talbot, Keynsham Memorial Park and Ashton Way. 

The above is in place in BOTH directions and will remain until traffic is able to flow as normal. 

In addition to the above, and as a result of the congestion, the 13:30 Bristol Airport to Bath service will not operate. 

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Service Update- 9th September 2021

Due to a police incident near Hartcliffe roundabout, the A4 Air Decker is diverting and unable to serve Hengrove Leisure Park travelling from the airport towards Bath. The service will rejoin route at the junction of Banfield Rd/Airport Rd.

Journeys heading towards Bristol Airport are currently running the normal route. 

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Service Update – 9th August 2021

Due to planned road closures/ road works, there will be 2 diversions in place on the A4 Air Decker route as follows:

  1. Callington Road will be closed to all traffic between 09:00 – 18:00hrs. The A4 service will divert via West Town Lane and Wells Road in both directions during this period. The first departures to divert will be the 08:00 Bath to Bristol Airport service, and the 08:30 Bristol Airport to Bath. All other journeys outside of these closure times will operate as normal
  2. Anton Bantock Way will be closed to traffic between 10:00hrs-11:45hrs in the direction of Bath to Bristol Airport only. During this period buses will divert via Whitchurch Lane, Church Road and rejoining the normal route at the junction of Queens Road and Anton Bantock Way. Temporary bus stops will be in place on Whitchurch Lane at the junction of Cole Mead, and on St Georges Road. 

Service Update- 28th July 2021

The 11:00hrs Bath to Bristol Airport service will be unable to operate today. The service will recommence at The Globe so will not serve Bath City Centre. All other journeys will operate as normal. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Service Update- Thursday 22nd July.


Due to a mechanical issue, the 07:30 service from Bristol Airport to Bath is unable to operate today. We are unable to serve Hartcliffe, Hengrove and Brislington. The service will start from Keynsham Church  and continue into Bath from that point. 

Apologies for any inconvenience or delay to your journey this may cause. 

Service Update- effective from 28th June 2021

From 28th June, Keynsham High Street will be closed to all traffic for a 3 week period. We will be unable to serve the High Street bus stop. The A4 will divert via Ashton Way and serve the Bath bound bus stop. 

We are continuing to operate an hourly service which has been revised and amended at certain bus stops along our route. Detailed timings can be found at https://www.airdecker.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Revised-Covid-19-Timetable-2021.pdf.

We are closely monitoring our passenger numbers daily to ensure demand is met, and our service frequency can be altered accordingly. We have a duplicate bus operating during peak hours on weekdays to help with early morning, and evening demand.

Face coverings remain mandatory on all our vehicles. Please ensure you board our buses with your face coverings on, and keep these on for the entire duration of your journey. 

We are encouraging passengers to pay via contactless payment where possible. Cash is accepted on board when necessary. Concessionary passes are valid for 24 hour use. This is to aid those in need of travel to and from early morning or late evening vaccination appointments.

We still have social distancing measures in place, such as yellow seat signs allocated to specific seats on both top deck and lower deck. These are in place to encourage passengers to keep at a safe distance whilst using our Air Decker service. So we kindly ask all passengers to be mindful of other users whilst you travel on our service.

Bath Diversion- 9th and 10th June 2021

Due to overnight road works on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th June, there will be road closures in place that impact on the A4 Air Decker service as follows: 

Wednesday 9th June 2021-The road from Dorchester Street to Broad Quay will be closed between 2030 to 0500. Therefore the Air Decker will divert from Terrace Walk over North Parade, via Widcombe, over Churchill Bridge – no stops will be missed. 

Thursday 10th June 2021- The Ambury will be closed from 1900- 0500. The Air Decker will divert from Dorchester Street via Pines Way, Midland Bridge, Green Park, James Street West the Westgate Buildings resuming normal route. We will be unable to serve The Ambury and Avon Street bus stops. 

These diversions are Bath to Airport direction only. Airport to Bath journeys remain as per their scheduled route.