Car

Close to the M1 (junction 6), A1(M) and M25 (junctions 21A and 22), St Albans is easily accessible from all parts of the UK. Click here to use the handy AA route planner tool.

For parking information in the area, the St Albans City & District Council website has information on all the car parks in St Albans and Harpenden.

Disable parking information can be found here.

If you own an electric car you can find out about local car charging points here.

We encourage visitors to travel to St Albans by public transport wherever possible to reduce congestion and emissions.

Rail

St Albans City station is just 20 minutes away from London’s St Pancras International Station on the Thameslink train line.

The line connects St Albans to a variety of other London underground stations including:

  • West Hampstead (Jubilee Line)
  • Kentish Town (Northern Line)
  • Farringdon (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City lines)

There are also frequent services throughout the day and night, between St Albans and Gatwick airport (1 hour 15 mins), Brighton (2 hours), Bedford, and London Luton Airport. You can connect with London Overground ‘s North London Line at West Hampstead Thameslink station.

Timetables can be accessed via the Thameslink website and National Rail Enquiries website.

St Albans Abbey station links St Albans with Watford Junction via the Abbey Line for National Rail connections to London Euston, the West Midlands and the North via the West Coast mainline.

Timetables and maps can be accessed on the Abbey Line website and National Rail Enquiries website.

The Trainline is a National Rail accredited one-stop shop for train and coach travel. They bring together routes, fares and journey times from more than 150 train and coach companies in 36 countries so customers can easily buy tickets and save time, hassle and money.

Eurostar service runs from St Pancras International, connecting St Albans to over 100 destinations across France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Bus

St Albans City Centre is well connected on the local bus network with services from North London, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Luton, Watford, Bushey, Hemel Hempstead, Potters Bar, Dunstable, Borehamwood, Stevenage, Heathrow, as well as routes to the city’s suburbs and outlying shopping areas.

To find out more about bus routes and timings, please visit the Intalink website.

Coach

National Express coaches provide services that link the neighbouring towns of Hatfield and Hemel Hempstead with Stansted, Heathrow, Luton, Gatwick, Oxford and Cambridge.

Air

Both London Luton airport and Gatwick airport are directly linked to St Albans on the Bedford-Brighton railway route. There is a shuttle bus from London Luton airport to Luton Airport Parkway railway station, and inclusive tickets can be purchased online, at the airport terminal, or on the shuttle bus. There is also a helpful journey planner on the National Rail Enquiries website.

Stansted Airport is less than 40 miles away via the M11 and M25 motorways, or by National Express coach from Stansted to nearby Hatfield, which is a short bus or taxi ride from St Albans.

Heathrow Airport is also easily accessible. There is a direct bus link, service 724, from Heathrow to St Albans.

National Express coaches also provide services that link the neighbouring towns of Hatfield and Hemel Hempstead with London Stansted airport, London Heathrow airport, Luton, London Gatwick airport, Oxford and Cambridge.

Cycling

A comprehensive cycling map of the city can be downloaded from the cycling section of the St Albans City & District Council’s website.