Travelling to Wells

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.

Wells Location Map

Wells Location Map


You may find the following website will help you to plan your journey - click here  for more information. Car parking details are also detailed below.

By Car

For Sat Nav users the Cathedral postcode is BA5 2UE


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

Driving time from Bath and Bristol is approximately 40 minutes

By Train

The nearest train station to Wells is Castle Cary from which there are direct services to London Paddington and the West Country. This is located approximately 13 miles from Wells with a journey time of just over 25 minutes. Taxis are available at Castle Cary train station.

Other regular train services to and from London (Paddington/Waterloo) and the West Country operate from Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa and Templecombe stations. Connecting bus services from Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa stations to Wells are frequent.

By Bus

Regular bus services to and from Wells operate from Bath (No. 173), Bristol (No. 376) and, more locally, Shepton Mallet (Nos 161/174).

FIRST BUS 376 in Wells

By Air

Bristol International Airport is situated just over 20 miles from Wells.

On arrival…

Driving to Wells in the tourist season may take a little longer than expected.

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, the locations of which have been highlighted on the printable map on the right, including the long stay car parking facilities at Waitrose on Whiting Way (long stay parking is on the upper floor of this car park). You may also find this website useful which shows all the parking available in Wells.

Parking for those with disabilities is available on Cathedral Green, subject to availability.

If travelling by coach, however, there is a designated setting down point on Sadler Street (see map), just off Cathedral Green, a 2-minute walk from the Cathedral.

Map of City of Wells

Map of City of Wells