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Frome Train station

There are a host of different ways to travel to, from and around Frome, including our Ebikes and the Co-wheels car share scheme.  On this page you can find information on local bus and train services, coaches, car parks and electric car charging points.

Buses

Somerset County Council is the local authority which operate buses. You can visit their website for more information or contact them here. There are other bus/transport service providers which are privately owned.

You can search for and view bus timetables on the Traveline website. We can print off a timetable for you at the Town Hall or at the Discover Frome Information Point at the Black Swan at a cost of 12p.

Please be advised: Bus operators can change their timetables on any day during the year providing they give the Traffic Commissioners 56 days’ notice.

COVID-19 update

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. 

Please keep in mind that ALL operators will have less capacity due to social distancing rules and please take a look at the most recent Government guidelines for travelling on public transport safely.

Bus numberOperatorRouteTimetable link and notes
D2 Bath to Frome
Firstvia Clink and Critchill Road, Beckington, Norton St Philip and Hinton CharterhouseOn 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
Faresavervia Melksham and TrowbridgeOperating full service. View timetable.
184 Frome to Midsomer Norton
Libravia Mells, Highbury and Stratton on the FosseOperating as normal. View timetable.
234/67 Frome to TrowbridgeFrome Busvia BeckingtonView timetable.
30 Frome town service
Frome Busserving Keyford, Market Place and Berkley RoadCurrently operating a half-hourly Monday-Friday between 8am and 12.30pm, Saturday service running as normal. View timetable.
31A/31B Frome town serviceFrome Busserving Packsaddle, Stonebridge, Market Place, Lower Innox and Whatcombe. These services replace Frome Local Service 412. View timetable.
47/X47 Frome to Westbury to TrowbridgeFrome Busvia Chapmanslade and Dilton Marsh.This service replaces the 58/X58 bus. View timetable.
53/X53 Frome to Warminster Frome Busvia Frome Asda, Corsley and Picket Post (for Longleat)View timetable.
81/X81 Gillingham to TrowbridgeFrome Busvia Mere, Zeals, Maiden Bradley, Horningsham, Frome and Westbury. Thursdays only. View timetable.
162 Frome to Shepton MalletFrome Busvia Nunney, Whatley, Chantry, Leigh on Mendip, Stoke St Michael, Cranmore and DoultingView timetable.
414/424 Frome to Midsomer NortonFrome Busvia Buckland Dinham, Faulkland, Writhlington, Kilmersdon and RadstockView timetable.
X69 Frome to Bradford-on-Avon to Melksham
Frome Busvia Oldford, Beckington, Rode, Holt and Broughton GiffordOperating normal service. View timetable.

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

Bus passes

To apply for a concessionary bus pass you need to download and complete Somerset County Council’s application form.

You will need to complete this form and send it to them with a recently taken photograph (colour passport style), along with proof of your age, home address and any disability.

Your bus pass application will be assessed and verified by Somerset County Council, and then the pass will be sent directly to your home address. They will also advise if you have not been successful in obtaining a bus pass.

Coach services

Covid-19: please note that due to the lockdown all coach services are currently suspended.

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 the National Express website. You can also buy tickets at Frome Town Hall.

Berrys Coaches – Superfast coaches to London

Contact 01823 331356 or visit Berrys Coaches’ website. Tickets are also available from our Information Centre in Frome Town Hall.

Trains

COVID-19 update: Please check the GWR website for up to date information.

The railway station in Frome is located just off Portway with services to London, Weymouth, Bristol and beyond.

Contact 08457 484950 or visit GWR website for information on services. You can also plan your journey via www.nationalrail.co.uk or www.thetrainline.com or www.traveline.info

Electric Charging Points

Frome has several EV charging points which are available to use and Mendip District Council are planning to install more points in 2021. The following are all 32amp 7kW Type 2 Mennekes sockets:

  • One charging point at the Town Hall (rear car park)
  • One 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 AddressOpening and charging hoursNumber of spaces
Cattle MarketBridge Street, BA11 1BE (by the Cheese and Grain)Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 24 hours339 with 21 designated disabled spaces
Cork StreetCork Street, BA11 3JBOpen 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 2 hours65 with 5 designated disabled spaces
North Parade North Parade, BA11 2ABOpen 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 24 hours33 with 1 designated disabled space
BadcoxNunney Road, BA11 3BGOpen 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 2 hours22 with 3 designated disabled spaces
South ParadeSouth Parade, BA11 1EJOpen 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Saturday. Permit holders only outside charging times33 with 1 designated disabled space
Vicarage StreetVicarage Street, BA11 1PUOpen 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 2 hours17 with 1 designated disabled space

You can also get around town in the following ways:

Published
4 April 2014
Last Updated
20 July 2021