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, 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-group-logoNational Express Coaches to London & beyond

Covid-19 update: National Express are currently running a reduced network. Please visit the  National Express website for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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

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:

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

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.

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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