Transport

The sign at Frome Railway station, where you can find trains to destinations including Bath, Bristol and LondonThere are lots of ways of getting to Frome, as well as around town. Here you’ll find transport information on trains, buses, parking and electric car and bike hire.

Frome is striving to be a sustainable town, and transport is no exception, so be sure to take advantage of our public transport and our ebikes, ecars and electric car charging points. In town, many places are also within easy walking distance. Be sure to look through our maps to find where to go, or visit our plan your stay page to find helpful information for your visit to Frome.

Trains

Frome Train Station, located on Portway, provides local people with trains to destinations including London Paddington, Weymouth, Bath and Bristol. Plan your journey on the GWR website. Timetables are also available at the Town Hall and the Discover Frome Information Point.

Buses

There are several bus services running through Frome and creating public transport links to and from nearby towns. To find routes and timetables, follow the links below. Some timetables are also available at the Town Hall and the Discover Frome Information Point.

D2 – BATH TO FROME

via Hinton Charterhouse, Norton St Philip and Beckington

X34 – CHIPPENHAM TO FROME

via Melksham and Trowbridge

X67 – FROME TO BATH

via Beckington, Norton St Philip, Hinton Charterhouse

184 – FROME TO MIDSOMER NORTON

via Coleford

678 – FROME TO TROWBRIDGE

via Beckington

30 – FROME TOWN SERVICE

serving Keyford, Market Place and Berkley Road

31A/31B – FROME TOWN SERVICE

serving Packsaddle, Stonebridge, Market Place, Lower Innox and Whatcombe. These services replace Frome Local Service 412.

47/X47 – FROME TO WESTBURY TO TROWBRIDGE

via Chapmanslade and Dilton Marsh. This service replaces the 58/X58 bus.

51 – DILTON MARSH TO FROME

circular via Berkley, Standerwick, Brokerswood and Rudge. Wednesdays Only

53/X53 – FROME TO WARMINSTER

via Frome Asda, Corsley and Picket Post (for Longleat)

80 – SHAFTESBURY TO BATH

via Gillingham, Mere, Zeals, Maiden Bradley, Horningsham and Frome. Wednesdays and Saturdays only

81/X81 – GILLINGHAM TO TROWBRIDGE

via Mere, Zeals, Maiden Bradley, Horningsham, Frome and Westbury. Thursdays only

162 – FROME TO SHEPTON MALLET

via Nunney, Whatley, Chantry, Leigh on Mendip, Stoke St Michael, Cranmore and Doulting.

414/424 – FROME TO MIDSOMER NORTON

via Buckland Dinham, Faulkland, Writhlington, Kilmersdon and Radstock.

X69 – FROME TO BRADFORD ON AVON TO MELKSHAM

via Oldford, Beckington, Rode, Holt and Broughton Gifford.

via Hinton Charterhouse, Norton St Philip and Beckington

Co-wheels Club

Frome’s car sharing club Co-wheels is expanding its presence in the town with a second car and residents have the chance to sign up as members for just £1!

Car sharing is the cheaper and more environment friendly alternative to owning a car. Working with Frome Town Council, Co-wheels will now have two low emission cars in Frome – one outside the Town Hall and another at the Cheese and Grain car park. These are available on-street 24/7 for members to use – once you have signed up just book online or via the smartphone app when you need the car and you only pay for the hours you use plus a small mileage charge.

If you want to find out more and take up the special discounted offer check out the Co-wheels website at www.co-wheels.org.uk/frome . The offer gives you the chance to save money straight away – membership is only £1 instead of the usual £25 and you get £25 of driving credit added to your account to help pay for your first hires. Prices start at £5.50 an hour for the Toyota Yaris petrol-electric hybrid cars, plus 18p a mile, but that includes all fuel, insurance and other costs.

Electric Charging Points

Frome has several electric car charging points throughout town which are available to use. The following are all 32amp 7kW Type 2 Mennekes sockets:

  • 2 charging points at the Cheese and Grain (right hand side, far end)
  • 1 charging point at the Town Hall (rear car park)
  • 1 charging point at the Football Club (on the prefab building right hand side in main entrance)

There is also a 16amp Type 2 Mennekes socket located at the Frome Medical Centre car park (far end of the first half of the carpark in front of the medical centre).

For those traveling out of Frome, you can find more charging points via the Open Charge Map.

Parking

If you are driving into Frome, there is parking in town at:

Parking outside the iconic Cheese and Grain in Frome, SomersetCattle Market Car Park

Bridge Street, Frome, BA11 1BE (By the Cheese and Grain)

Open 24hrs. Charging times 9:00 – 18:00 Mondays to Saturdays. Max Stay 24 hours

339 spaces available. 21 designated disabled spaces

Cork Street Car Park

Cork Street, Frome, BA11 3JB

Open 24hrs. Charging times 9:00 – 18:00 Mondays to Saturdays. Max Stay 2 hours

65 spaces available. 5 designated disabled spaces

North Parade Car Park

Frome BA11 2AB

Open 24hrs. Charging times 9:00 – 18:00 Mondays to Saturdays. Max Stay 24 hours

33 spaces available. 1 designated disabled space

Badcox Car Park

Nunney Road, Frome, BA11 3BG

Open 24hrs. Charging times 9:00 – 18:00 Mondays to Saturdays. Max Stay 2 hours

22 spaces available. 3 designated disabled spaces

South Parade Car Park

South Parade, Frome, BA11 1EJ

Open 24hrs. Charging times 9:00 – 16:30 Mondays to Saturdays. Permit holders only outside charging times

33 spaces available. 1 designated disabled space

Vicarage Street Car Park

Vicarage Street, Frome, BA11 1PU

Open 24hrs. Charging times 9:00 – 18:00 Mondays to Saturdays. Max Stay 2 hours

17 spaces available. 1 designated disabled space

EBikes

Use ebikes to explore the lovely Somerset countryside around FromeCycling is certainly one of the best ways to get around, both in Frome and in the surrounding Somerset countryside. You can do everything from a challenging trail to a wander around Frome or villages in the area, while getting a bit of exercise in. And although the surrounding hills can be a bit of a challenge, Frome now has a local hire scheme for electric bicycles, which can help out on the tough bits. Find out more about hiring ebikes.