Travelling to Wells and Parking

Wells is easily reached by both car and public transport. Situated approximately 20 miles from Bath, Bristol and Bristol International Airport, it is the perfect location from which to explore the beautiful county of Somerset.

By coach : if you are travelling by coach, there is a designated setting down point on Sadler Street, just off Cathedral Green, a 2 minute walk from the Cathedral.

 Map of City of Wells

By car :

From M5 North – take M4, M32, A37, A39

From M5 South – leave at Junction 23 and take A39

From South East – take A303, A36, A361, A371

By rail : the nearest train station to Wells is Castle Cary from which there are direct services to London Paddington and the West Country.


There are several car parks within 5-10 minutes walk of the Cathedral. We advise those intending to stay in Wells for a good part of the day to use the Long Stay car parks including the long stay car parking facilities at Waitrose supermarket on Whiting Way (off Mountery Road). Long stay parking is on the upper floor of this car park, and is available to all, not just Waitrose customers.

Postcode for satnav users is BA5 2PJ. Parking for those with disabilities is available on Cathedral Green, subject to availability.

Catering Packages for Groups

If you would like to bring a group for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea please call us in advance for details of our special pre-booked group catering options. Visit our Catering for Groups page for more details, email our catering team at [email protected] or phone us on 01749 676543 for details.