Transport

Frome train station sign. Credit David Partner

Last updated 1st April 2021.

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, has direct services to London Paddington, London Waterloo, 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

Taxis

ABC Taxis – airport or seaport transfers, business trips, school runs and much more – 01373 452211/452444

Mike’s Taxi – airport service, up to 6 seater, can take wheelchair if pre booked. 24 hour availability if pre-booked – 07773 900274.

Starline Taxis – 4-seaters to 8-seaters and several wheelchair accessible vehicles with hydraulic tail-lifts – 01373 452222

Tony’s Cabs Frome – taxi and minibus services – 01373 469898/464444

Your Taxi Frome – local trips, long distance and airport transfers – 07713180567

National Coach Services

national-express-group-logoNational 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 logoBerrys 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 or can be printed for a small charge.

We’d advise checking the individual bus operators’ websites before you travel.

The Frome and Villages Bus Users Group blog site also keeps up to date with changes to local services.

Covid-19: Please take a look at the most recent Government guidelines for travelling on public transport safely.

Bus number Operator Route Timetable link and notes
D2 Bath to Frome First 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. Currently operating an altered timetable. View the latest timetable.
X34 Chippenham to Frome Faresaver via Melksham and Trowbridge Operating full service. View timetable.
184 Frome to Midsomer Norton Libra via Mells, Highbury and Stratton on the Fosse Operating as normal. View timetable.
234/67 Frome to Trowbridge Frome Bus via Beckington View timetable.
30 Frome town service Frome Bus serving Keyford, Market Place and Berkley Road Currently operating a half-hourly Monday-Friday between 8am and 12.30pm, Saturday service running as normal. View timetable.
31A/31B Frome town service Frome Bus serving Packsaddle, Stonebridge, Market Place, Lower Innox and Whatcombe. These services replace Frome Local Service 412. View timetable.
47/X47 Frome to Westbury to Trowbridge Frome Bus via Chapmanslade and Dilton Marsh. This service replaces the 58/X58 bus. View timetable.
53/X53 Frome to Warminster Frome Bus via Frome Asda, Corsley and Picket Post (for Longleat) View timetable.
81/X81 Gillingham to Trowbridge Frome Bus via Mere, Zeals, Maiden Bradley, Horningsham, Frome and Westbury. Thursdays only. View timetable.
162 Frome to Shepton Mallet Frome Bus via Nunney, Whatley, Chantry, Leigh on Mendip, Stoke St Michael, Cranmore and Doulting View timetable.
414/424 Frome to Midsomer Norton Frome Bus via Buckland Dinham, Faulkland, Writhlington, Kilmersdon and Radstock View timetable.
X69 Frome to Bradford-on-Avon to Melksham Frome Bus via Oldford, Beckington, Rode, Holt and Broughton Gifford Operating normal service. View timetable.

Please note that the X67 service from Frome to Bath has been discontinued.

Co-Wheels Club

Using the Co-Wheels car sharing scheme is the ideal way to explore the Frome area.  Working with Frome Town Council, Co-wheels have two low emission cars in Frome – one outside the Town Hall and another on Alexandra Road zone.

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.

Prices start at £5.50 an hour for the Toyota Yaris petrol-electric hybrid cars, plus 20p a mile, but that includes all fuel, insurance and other costs.

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.

Electric Charging Points

Frome currently has three EV charging points which are available to use and Mendip District Council are planning to install more points.

  • Two charging points (32amp 7kW Type 2 Mennekes) at the Town Hall, BA11 1EB (rear car park)
  • One charging point (16amp Type 2 Mennekes) at the Frome Medical Centre car par, BA11 2FH (far end of the first half of the carpark in front of the medical centre)

There is also a point at the Shell garage at Commerce Park, BA11 2RY

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:

Car park Address Opening and charging hours Number of spaces
Cattle Market Bridge Street, BA11 1BE (by the Cheese and Grain) Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 24 hours 339 with 21 designated disabled spaces
Cork Street Cork Street, BA11 3JB Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 2 hours 65 with 5 designated disabled spaces
North Parade North Parade, BA11 2AB Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 24 hours 33 with 1 designated disabled space
Badcox Nunney Road, BA11 3BG Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 2 hours 22 with 3 designated disabled spaces
South Parade South Parade, BA11 1EJ Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Saturday. Permit holders only outside charging times 33 with 1 designated disabled space
Vicarage Street Vicarage Street, BA11 1PU Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 2 hours 17 with 1 designated disabled space

EBikes

tandem bike leaning against postboxCycling 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. Although the surrounding hills can be a bit of a challenge for some, 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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