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There are 5 ways to get from Basingstoke to St Albans by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to St Albans City

$31 - $46

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Bus National Express  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Basingstoke to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to St Albans, Abbey 724

$26 - $28

3 alternative options

Train via Kentish Town  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from Kentish Town to St Albans City

$29 - $44

Bus via Reading  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to St Albans, Town Hall 724

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Basingstoke to St Albans 58.9 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Basingstoke to St Albans is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basingstoke to St Albans is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basingstoke to St Albans. However, there are services departing from Basingstoke and arriving at St Albans, Abbey via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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The distance between Basingstoke and St Albans is 47 miles. The road distance is 58.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Basingstoke to St Albans without a car is to train which takes 1 h 56 min and costs £24 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 56 min to get from Basingstoke to St Albans, including transfers.

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Basingstoke to St Albans bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Basingstoke station.

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The best way to get from Basingstoke to St Albans is to train which takes 1 h 56 min and costs £24 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £22 and takes 3 h 20 min.

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Basingstoke to St Albans bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at St Albans, Abbey station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basingstoke to St Albans is 59 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Basingstoke to St Albans.

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Map of how to get from Basingstoke to St Albans.
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  • Distance: 47 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 56 min

What companies run services between Basingstoke, England and St Albans, England?

You can take a train from Basingstoke to St Albans via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, London Bridge station, and London Bridge in around 1 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basingstoke to St Albans via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 3 h 20 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Kentish Town to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Basingstoke to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to St Albans, Abbey
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to St Albans, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
RailAir
Phone
01189579425
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir to Heathrow Airport Terminal 3
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
firstgroup.com

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