Transport

The sign at Frome Railway station, where you can find trains to destinations including Bath, Bristol and LondonLast updated 2nd October 2020.

There 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 Ebike 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 E-bikes, hybrid cars 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 look at our plan your visit 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. You can plan your journey on the GWR website or Trainline. Timetables are also available at the Town Hall and the Discover Frome Information Point.

Please check the GWR website for up to date information on services.

National Coach Services

National Express Coaches to London & beyond

National Express run a Frome to London (via Heathrow) service leaving the Market Place at 6.05am Monday-Friday and 6.25am Saturday and Sunday; returning from London Victoria at 7pm Monday-Sunday (arriving back to Frome at 10.35pm). Fares vary, but advance bookings can cost as little as £5 each way.

Contact them on 08717 818181 or visit their website.

You can buy tickets at Frome Town Hall.

Berrys Coaches – Superfast coaches to London

Contact 01823 331356 or visit their website.

Tickets are also available from our Information Centre point in Frome Town Hall.

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.

COVID-19 update:

First Bus and Faresaver are operating reduced services and have suspended others. You can find more information on First’s news pages and the Faresaver website.

Frome Bus have reduced their number 30 service and will be updating their website and Twitter feed with changes as they happen. We’d advise checking their website before you travel.

The Frome and Villages Bus Users Group blog site is also keeping up to date with changes where you can find updates on Libra services.  Read the latest in their September Update..

Government guidelines state that all passengers must wear a face covering when using public transport.

Bus operators are also asking that passengers try to do the following to help keep yourself, fellow passengers and drivers safe:

  • Take a window seat
  • Avoid standing and leave a space in front and behind you
  • Wait for passengers to get off before you board
  • Do not stand or queue in the aisle next to the bus driver
  • Try to travel during off peak hours to avoid busy hours
  • Keep windows open to help with ventilation
  • Be prepared to wait if your bus is showing full even if it appears to have space
  • Use contactless payment where possible. If you need to use cash pay with exact change
  • Maintain a distance of 2 metres whilst waiting at bus stops

Please keep in mind that ALL operators will have less capacity due to social distancing rules.

D2 (First) – BATH TO FROME – via Clink and Critchill Road, Beckington, Norton St Philip and Hinton Charterhouse

On Frome Independent market days the bus will stop at Cork Street car park.

This service is operating an altered timetable. Check here for the latest timetable.

X34 (Faresaver) – CHIPPENHAM TO FROME – via Melksham and Trowbridge
Operating full service.

X67 (Faresaver) – FROME TO BATH – via Beckington, Norton St Philip, Hinton Charterhouse
This service has been discontinued.

184 (Libra) – FROME TO MIDSOMER NORTON – via Mells, Highbury and Stratton on the Fosse
Operating as normal.

67/234 (Frome Bus) – FROME TO TROWBRIDGE – via Beckington

30 (Frome Bus) – FROME TOWN SERVICE – serving Keyford, Market Place and Berkley Road
Half-hourly Monday-Friday between 8am and 12.30pm, Saturday service running as normal.

31A/31B (Frome Bus) – FROME TOWN SERVICE – serving Packsaddle, Stonebridge, Market Place, Lower Innox and Whatcombe. These services replace Frome Local Service 412.

47/X47 (Frome Bus) – FROME TO WESTBURY TO TROWBRIDGE – via Chapmanslade and Dilton Marsh. This service replaces the 58/X58 bus

53/X53 (Frome Bus) – FROME TO WARMINSTER – via Frome Asda, Corsley and Picket Post (for Longleat)

81/X81 – GILLINGHAM TO TROWBRIDGE – via Mere, Zeals, Maiden Bradley, Horningsham, Frome and Westbury. Thursdays only.

162 (Frome Bus) – FROME TO SHEPTON MALLET – via Nunney, Whatley, Chantry, Leigh on Mendip, Stoke St Michael, Cranmore and Doulting

414/424 (Frome Bus) – FROME TO MIDSOMER NORTON – via Buckland Dinham, Faulkland, Writhlington, Kilmersdon and Radstock

X69 (Frome Bus) – FROME TO BRADFORD-ON-AVON TO MELKSHAM – via Oldford, Beckington, Rode, Holt and Broughton Gifford
Operating normal service.

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 £4.75 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:

  • 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 travelling 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 daily, including bank holidays. 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 daily, including bank holidays. 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 daily, including bank holidays. Max Stay 24 hours.

87 spaces available. 2 designated disabled spaces

Merchants Barton Car Park

Saxonvale, BA11 1PT

Open 24hrs. Charging times 9:00 – 18:00 daily, including bank holidays.

68 spaces available. 3 designated disabled spaces

Badcox Car Park

Nunney Road, Frome, BA11 3BG

Open 24hrs. Charging times 9:00 – 18:00 daily, including bank holidays. 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 Monday to Saturday, including bank holidays. 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 daily, including bank holidays. 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.

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