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Getting to and from Melksham
Resources from the web site of Well House Consultants on the subject of Getting to and from Melksham. We provide open source training course and business hotel accommodation in Melksham, Wiltshire, England

Background
Melksham has good road and rail connections. There's a network of local bus services and it's connected to the National Express coach network too. The nearest airports are Bristol and Southampton - if you're coming on a course with us we'll pick you up from either - and we're easy to get to by car or public transport from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports too.
Longer articles related to this subject
It's easy to get to Melksham, and there's things to do!

Articles and tips on this subjectupdated
4168Travelling to and from courses - much easier from December 2013
When I look up train times between Melksham and London on Sunday 8th December, on the First Great Western web site ticketing section, I'm offered: And that tells me that - truly - an improved service is now, ever more officially, just 3 months away. We're expecting Santa Claus to be with us that day ...
2013-09-14
 
538A company we can work with
A knock on the door at a quarter to five. Anything unusual in that? Well, a little, being it was a quarter to five in the morning! A taxi driver stands there, looking expectant at me and I appear, perhaps, just a little startled. The car wasn't due for another hour. But there's coffee on tap, 24-hour ...
2013-02-23
 
715First way to get rid of customers
A course, three delegates... but not one brought their own car. I used to say to people that around 40% of our customers came by train, but this week it's 66% and that's not been unusual of late. Anyone using the train knows it isn't easy - you just try to find out about it in Swindon, where it starts. ...
2013-02-23
 
3752Melksham Visitors Map - Bus routes and train lines to and from the town
Melksham is a great place to base yourself to see Bath and the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire, and there's plenty to see if you're using public transport too. The map above shows public transport links to and from Melksham (the big box in the centre of the diagram) which was drawn in June 2012. Key: * ...
2013-02-23
 
2791Bath to Melksham buses - times
Update - November 2010 - major reorganisation has taken place. First now cut most of their services short at Melksham, with Faresaver extended to Devizes on Monday to Saturday. There are several significant gaps in a previously regular service - see [here] Changed again - September 2012 ... with ...
2012-09-18
 
3751Public transport for international arrivals into Melksham
Map drawn June 2012 Melksham is a town located around 100 miles to the West of London, close to the Cotswolds, Bath, Longleat, Salisbury Plain and a great deal of other beautiful countryside. It also has a thriving commercial community, with several industrial and high tech areas, and many smaller companies ...
2012-06-09
 
3276International travel to the UK - coming to Melksham
Melksham is about 100 miles to the west of London - a town with a population of around 24,000. It is set in a lovely part of the country for touring, and there are many businesses based here, including the UK headquarters of a number of international companies. This page has been prepared by the team ...
2011-05-03
 
2634London to and from Melksham by public transport
Melksham is a town with a population of around 25,000 people located around a hundred miles to the West of London. It's the home of Well House Consultants, our open source training company, and many other businesses too ... and a great place to visit for a few days away as well. London to Melksham and ...
2010-08-28
 
2493Melksham buses to/from Chippenham, Trowbridge, Bath, Devizes, London
Update - August 2010 As from 5th September 2010, there are major changes to the buses from Bath to Melksham, Devizes and beyond. See [here] for route diagram and times. First (Bristol bath and the West), Faresaver, Frome Minibuses, AD Raines, Bodmans and National Express all operate scheduled bus services ...
2010-08-24
 
1723Bath - Melksham - Devizes. Bus route changes, new timetable
Bus service (route and timetable) between Bath and Melksham Update - August 2010 As from 5th September 2010, there are major changes to the buses from Bath to Melksham, Devizes and beyond. See [here] for new route diagram and times. Update - June 2010 - [Current timetable] Bus routes have changed ...
2010-08-24
 
1511Buses from Well House Manor, Melksham, to Bath
Update - August 2010 As from 5th September 2010, there are major changes to the buses from Bath to Melksham, Devizes and beyond. See [here] for updated route diagram and times. If you're staying with us at Well House Manor in Melksham, there's an excellent bus service from right outside the Hotel which ...
2010-08-24
 
2789Melksham to London (Heathrow, and Central London)
Melksham to London Coach Service There's a daily coach service from Melksham to London and if you're going to Heathrow Airport at about the time it runs (or if you're coming from Heathrow) it's the most practical way to make the journey. From London Victoria 18:00 From London Heathrow 18:45 Arrive ...
2010-06-02
 
2367Learning to program - how to jump the first hurdles
From last Sunday ... here are links to the examples of code that I wrote in front of the "Learning to Program in Python" delegates - to show them not only how a program works, but also how I (and other code authors) go from a requirement through to the code that actually does the job. Or, paraphrasing, ...
2009-08-23
 
2057Train and Coach fares from London (and airports) to Melksham
Advise on travel to Melksham for training course customers arriving via London. The advise is good for people coming to Melksham to visit other businesses too ... If you fly into London's Heathrow airport, the best way to Melksham would actually be by express coach [bus] rather than by train as it would ...
2009-02-26
 
1997Travelling to a course - station pickups
Most of our customers travel a considerable distance to our courses and it's their first time in Melksham. And a high proportion come by public transport. We're very used to helping people with directions, and arranging the last 'hop' from a nearby station [or airport] to our hotel / training centre. Here's ...
2009-01-18
 
1802Motorcycles welcome at Well House Manor
I used to ride a motor cycle. I suppose I may have my mid-life crisis at some point and ride another one. And I've got that in common with many of our course delegates; occasionally (sometimes it seems not so occasionally!) one of them will arrive for a course on his bike and in full leathers. There's ...
2008-09-22
 
40Take the train to training
When we moved to Melksham, we noted the railway station as a "nice to have" but limited facility. It had been closed from 19th April 1966 to 13th May 1985, at which date a single train each Monday to Friday had been restored, passing through towards Swindon in the morning and returning in the evening. Then, ...
2008-05-10
 
1594Please support improvements in our train service
Management overview * Until 2006, TransWilts train services ran 5 times a day and rapidly grew * First Great Western withdrew most trains - a decision based on incorrect forecasts - in December 2006. The remaining trains are poorly timed for the traffic on offer and of little practical use * First ...
2008-04-01
 
1567Melksham - Swindon. Train v Bus v Car
I'm going to an event called "Social Enterprise and the railways" tomorrow - and I'm Driving there - to Swindon. How silly can you get! But it's a case of the head ruling the heart. I could have left on the direct train at 19:50 tonight. I could catch the hourly bus to Chippenham then the hourly ...
2008-03-10
 
1428Travel Across Wiltshire - the game
What better way to learn about efficient public transport than to play a game to get you around from one place to another? And what better way to generate a new Tk canvas example, and a new PHP page too, than to prepare such a game on our web site. The board looks like this: If you select this link ...
2007-11-13
 
1085Lawrence Webb's Melksham Taxi service
Course delegates have arrived by car, by taxi, by train, by bus, by motorcycle, by coach, by pushbike and on foot. We're just waiting for a delegate to come by boat and moor up on the Kennet and Avon Canal that's about 2 miles from us. Lawrence Webb (01225 706805) collect delagates from last week's ...
2007-02-20
 
952Coming from London to Melksham by train for a course
If you're travelling by train to a Well House Consultants course, we can meet you off the 19:08 arrival (Mondays to Fridays) from Swindon, which has a connection leaving London Paddington at 17:30. If your course starts on a Monday, a train leaves Paddington at 18:00 on Sunday evening and arrives in ...
2006-11-28
 
856The train returns for a few weeks
From 26th August until yesterday morning, the Melksham train service was again replaced by a bus. The first train back was the 05:52 to Swindon and I found myself on that service ... with 18 people on from Melksham to Chippenham, and no less than 42 from there to Swindon. Yes, I had raised a group ...
2006-09-05
 
154Railway train service, Melksham station
I never cease to be amazed at how little people know of the public transport that's available on their own doorstep. * Melksham station closed in the 1960s. That seems to be pretty well know locally. * It reopened in the 1980s, with a minimal service. Some people know this. * In 2001, the service ...
2006-08-28
 
814Melksham Railway Calendar 2007
"Save The Train" - Pictures and captions for the TransWilts Train Calendar, 2007 January / February 2007 "The Train Home". The TransWilts service from Swindon to Salisbury provides a lifeline for towns and villages such as Melksham (pop 24,000), Dilton Marsh, Dean and Dunbridge. March / April 2007 Lacock ...
2006-07-27
 
796Busy day in Melksham
Yesterday, Chris Graying MP (shadow transport minister) and Michael Ancram QC MP (our local member) visited Melksham ... and specifically Melksham Station. Regular readers will know that our service is under threat of severe curtailment in December, and Chris and Michael came to support us and the campaign ...
2006-07-10
 
790Shadow Transport Minister to visit Melksham
Chris Grayling, the shadow transport spokesman, will be meeting local MP Michael Ancram at Melksham station on Friday, 7th July at 11 a.m. Don't quite know how we managed to get that much attention, but it could be a fabulous help in our battle to save the train .... this post is adaped from a press ...
2006-07-02
 
606Train service from December
Really one for our other (save the train) web site ... but the draft timetable for Melksham from December 2006 has been published. As widely predicted, cut to two trains a day. Sadly, little notice has been taken of the requests for a slightly later arrival in Swindon in the morning of the commuter ...
2006-06-09
 
486Rail services under threat - Swindon, Melksham ... and Newquay and Bicester too
Last night, we attended a meeting of the Melksham Railway Development Group. Our train service is under threat; the secondary rail service from Swindon to Southampton is slated for withdrawal under the new Greater Western Franchise. In its place are just two trains a day with a proposal, so its seems, ...
2006-06-05
 
Pictures
Our Melksham training centre is just 90 minutes by train from London

The train arrives at Melksham Station
We're less that 2 hours from Heathrow
Trainees in Tcl and Python come from all over Europe
At Melksham Station - small is beautiful
Topics covered in this module
Train to Melksham.
Local and National Express busses.
Driving.
Nearby Airports.
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