Equipped with disabled access and the latest technology, our buses provide an efficient and informative way to explore the city. You can hop on and off at a variety of stopping points.
Using the latest sound system technology, we can offer visitors recorded commentary in ten different languages or have the option of a live guide.
In addition to the open top buses, the Bath Bus Company has a beautifully restored fleet of London Routemaster buses, which are available to hire.
Bath Bus Company is part of the CitySightseeing group, which is the largest open top tour operator in the world, the distinctive red livery can be found in over eighty locations worldwide. We are owned by the RATP group.
Bath Bus Company also operate the A4 Air Decker service, from Bath to Bristol Airport travelling via Saltford, Keynsham, and South Bristol. You can book tickets onlne or simply pay the driver on board the bus!
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Bath CitySightseeing was this week awarded a top accolade when it received the prestigious title of “Operator of the Year 2013” in Malaga, Spain.
This is an outstanding achievement. The tour was compared with over 100 city bus tours worldwide, across almost every continent.
Martin Curtis, Managing Director of Bath Bus Company who was presented with the award said, “Our staff work tirelessly to ensure the highest standards are maintained – this award is for them!”
The CitySightseeing Operator of the Year was announced at the organisation’s annual conference which this year was held in Spain. The Bath tours are operated by RATP Dev subsidiary Bath Bus Company, whose other operations include tours of Cardiff, Eastbourne and Windsor. Cardiff CS manager Tracey Trew was also present at the ceremony.
The Bath tour is the busiest in the UK after London and Edinburgh and operates throughout the year – with 50% of visitors originating from overseas.
With a modern fleet, a combination of live-guided and multi-lingual commentaries and more brand new buses on order, the Bath tours offer very high standards to visitors – something recognised by independent assessors.
Martin Curtis had no idea his company was to receive the award which was a well-kept secret. He added, “It is thoroughly deserved by our hard working staff in every section of the company and we are very proud of this great – and unexpected – achievement.
With on-going expansion including a growing Bristol Airport service, employee numbers have been steadily increasing in recent years.