What is the best way to travel with a Britrail flex pass from York to Bath? One rep told us York to London then London to Bath, but this requires changing stations in London. Another suggested York to Bristol to Bath. Any experience with this?
According to the Journey Planner at www.nationalrail.co.uk, the most direct route would be York-Bristol Meads-Bath Spa.
The train stations in Britain or the Britain Rail website will provide you with a route. I traveled from Bath to York a few years ago and made two changes without passing through London, as I recall. If you travel thru London you will have to get from Kings Cross to Paddington station before getting on the second train. You probably don't want to do that, unless you want to visit London during your trip to Bath. For at least part of this trip you may need, or want, reservations. At the ticket window in the train station in York you can get your reservations and info regarding the route to take. Theoretically, with your pass, you can take any train in the area that your pass covers. In practice, the train professionals can make your trip work best.
Hello Jackie. I traveled in railroad trains from York to Bath. I changed trains at Bristol. That train trip did not take much time. That is the best way to go.