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    Hey, im just about to start an MSc at bath but am not keen on living in the postgraduate halls, i've applied for carpenter house. I do however have friends living in bristol who i'd much rather live with. Would it be possible to commute from bristol to bath uni each day or would it be way too much hassle?

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    Hey, im just about to start an MSc at bath but am not keen on living in the postgraduate halls, i've applied for carpenter house. I do however have friends living in bristol who i'd much rather live with. Would it be possible to commute from bristol to bath uni each day or would it be way too much hassle?

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    I'm not at Bath but, having commuted to university myself for three years (one and a half hour each way) I can provide some feedback.

    It's what, about 15 minutes journey train journey from Bristol to Bath? That's not much at all. Granted this is from the centre of Bristol to the centre of Bath. Bath is, of course, a campus university and as I don't know where your friends live in Bristol I can't give an accurate figure. Do you know how long it will take yourself?

    I'm assuming your MSc is one year? Will you be travelling there daily?

    Much of it comes down to how well you get along with public transport :p: I coped OK with my first year but found it started to grate mid-way through my second and I was doing a much longer journey. But that first year was OK. It did affect how much socialising I was able to do but, having said that, even with commuting I could have done far more than I did.

    As a postgrad with friends at Bristol are you interested in Bath's social opportunities?
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    (Original post by DanG123)
    Hey, im just about to start an MSc at bath but am not keen on living in the postgraduate halls, i've applied for carpenter house. I do however have friends living in bristol who i'd much rather live with. Would it be possible to commute from bristol to bath uni each day or would it be way too much hassle?

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    I wouldn't live in Carpenter anyway, there are better postgrad accomodation options if you do decide to move to Bath.

    One of my friends commuted from Bristol, think it look him about 45 minutes door to door but obviously it's dependant on where you are in Bristol.
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    Depending on where you live in Bristol it could be very doable. The train journey is literally 10 minutes and Bath have amazing orange bendy buses that leave from a bus station close to the train station and go straight to campus very regularly. It'd cost a bit, but tbh if you've got friends you'd like to live with (and they live close to / are on a bus route to Temple Meads) then I see zero reason not to. I mean it'd suck a bit for late night partying or whatever... but Masters students tend not to do so much of that anyway :p:
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    I think anything less than an hour is doable, I used to commute from Warrington to Liverpool (about 20 miles), and that was no problem, and the fact you don't have to do all of the moving out makes things alot better.

    I did move out in later years, but only because I knew people then :P
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    Train from Bristol to Bath is like 15 minutes and they are always running, plus Bath has (fairly) good transport, with the Bright Orange buses and UniConnect - it shouldn't be a problem!
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    Im not sure about uni buses but the public bus x39 goes from Bristol bus station to bath bus station, usually every 12 mins too...
    (Bath, Bus Station, Old Newbridge Hill, Newton St Loe, The Globe, Saltford, The Crown, Pixash Lane Keynsham, Church Brislington, SquareTemple Meads,Bristol, Bus Station)
    might be a bit pricey tho, so maybe invest in a bus card!
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    my friends are moving to bristol this year so are yet to find a house. so supposing we can find a house about 3-4mins walk from bristol station roughly how long would it take to commute to bath uni, door to door?

    i appreciate all this advice.
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    (Original post by DanG123)
    my friends are moving to bristol this year so are yet to find a house. so supposing we can find a house about 3-4mins walk from bristol station roughly how long would it take to commute to bath uni, door to door?

    i appreciate all this advice.
    From Temple Meads? Train is 12 minutes, buses take ~15 minutes from the centre of town. If you timed it perfectly and a bus turns up just as you reach the bus stop it could be done within 40 minutes. As you'll only be going in weekdays the buses are very good so you should have no worries with it.
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    (Original post by DanG123)
    Hey, im just about to start an MSc at bath but am not keen on living in the postgraduate halls, i've applied for carpenter house. I do however have friends living in bristol who i'd much rather live with. Would it be possible to commute from bristol to bath uni each day or would it be way too much hassle?

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    I'm doing a PGCE at Bath next year, and I'll be commuting every day.

    I did it for my interview and it was sooooo easy. I live in South Bristol, so getting to Temple Meads is the hardest part, which can take approx 20-30mins depending on traffic.

    From St Mary Redcliffe church, I walk down to the station ~7mins, weather dependant.

    I always book tickets in advance, and generally I have picked these up already - so it takes ~3mins to find my platform and get on the train.

    Then it's a 10-12min train ride, and a 5min walk to the bus stop in Bath.

    The bus takes ~10-15mins, and goes right onto campus.
    It's then ~3min walk to my building.

    It can be done!
 
 
 
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