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.
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 10p.
Please be advised: Bus operators can change their timetables on any day during the year providing they give the Traffic Commissioners 56 days’ notice.
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 number||Operator||Route||Timetable link and notes|
|D2 Bath to Frome ||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.|
Currently operating an altered timetable. View the latest 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||Frome Bus||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/X47 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.|
|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 services 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 24 hours||339 with 21 designated disabled spaces|
|Cork Street||Cork Street, BA11 3JB||Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 2 hours||65 with 5 designated disabled spaces|
|North Parade||North Parade, BA11 2AB||Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 24 hours||33 with 1 designated disabled space|
|Badcox||Nunney Road, BA11 3BG||Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. 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. Permit holders only outside charging times||33 with 1 designated disabled space|
|Vicarage Street||Vicarage Street, BA11 1PU||Open 24hrs. Charging times 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Max Stay 2 hours||17 with 1 designated disabled space|