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. You can also plan your journey using Somerset Think Travel:
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 for a small charge.
Please be advised: Bus operators can change their timetables on any day during the year providing they give the Traffic Commissioners 56 days’ notice.
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 where you can find updates on Libra services.
Covid-19: Please take a look at the most recent Government guidelines for travelling on public transport safely.
Find your bus route
|Bus number||Operator||Route||Timetable link and notes|
|D2 Frome to Bath||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. View the latest timetable.|
|D2X Frome to Bath||First||Direct via Claverton (bypassing villages)||Fast link service will launch on April 2nd 2023. View 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||Somerset Travel||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 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.|
|X47 Frome to Westbury to Trowbridge||Faresaver||via Chapmanslade and Dilton Marsh.||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.
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.
National Express Coaches to London & beyond
National Express run a daily Frome to London (via Heathrow) service leaving the Market Place at 8.05am; returning from London Victoria at 6pm. Fares vary.
Contact National Express on 0871 781 8181 or visit their 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.
The railway station in Frome is located just off Portway with direct services to London Paddington, Weymouth, Bath, 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
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
Crazy Cabs – 01373 466000
Frome’s a hilly place, so help is at hand if you need some assistance getting about.
Oakville Care Centre hire out both self and attendant propelled wheelchairs. Contact them on 01373 455415 or 01749 670765 for more information and to reserve.
Wheelchair accessible vehicle hire
WavGB offer vehicles for both long and short term hire in a range of sizes (number of seats) and types of wheelchair vehicles (rear or up-front passenger). Please note that short term (less than 7 days) hire vehicles must be collected/returned from their office just outside Bath. Visit the WavGB website for more information.
Electric Charging Points
There are currently EV charging points available at Frome Town Hall and Station Approach:
- 2x 32amp 7kW Type 2 Mennekes at the Town Hall, BA11 1EB (rear car park)
- 2x 50kwh and 2x 7kWh at Station Approach, BA11 1RE
There is also a point at the Shell garage at Commerce Park, BA11 2RY.
Mendip District Council will be installing nine new charging points which aim to be operational by autumn. These will be located as follows:
- Three charging points at Badcox Car Park
- Three charging points at Cattle Market Car Park
- Three charging points at North Parade Car Park
For those travelling out of Frome, you can find more charging points via Zap Map.
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 daily, including Bank Holidays. Max Stay 24 hours||339 with 21 designated disabled spaces|
|Cork Street||Cork Street, BA11 3JB||Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm daily, including Bank Holidays. Max Stay 2 hours||65 with 5 designated disabled spaces|
|North Parade||North Parade, BA11 2AB||Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm daily, including Bank Holidays. Max Stay 24 hours||87 with 2 designated disabled spaces|
|Badcox||Nunney Road, BA11 3BG||Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm daily, including Bank Holidays. 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 including bank holidays. Permit holders only outside charging times||33 with 1 designated disabled space|
|Vicarage Street||Vicarage Street, BA11 1PU||Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm daily, including Bank Holidays. Max Stay 2 hours||17 with 1 designated disabled space|
|Merchants Barton||Saxonvale, BA11 1PT||Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm daily, including Bank Holidays. Max Stay 24 hours||68 with 3 designated disabled spaces|