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

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Train, Tube  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Basingstoke to London Waterloo
  2. Take the Tube from Waterloo Underground Station to West Hampstead Underground Station
  3. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to St Albans City

$30 - $44

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Bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Basingstoke, Railway Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 033 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to St Albans, Abbey 724

$22 - $24

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 37 min

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

$31 - $44

Line 800 bus, bus, line 602 bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Watford, Clarendon Road
  3. Take the line 602 bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to St Albans, Lattimore Road 602

$30 - $67

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 station to St Albans. However, there are services departing from Basingstoke, Railway Station and arriving at St Albans, Abbey via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 48 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 and Tube which takes 1 h 32 min and costs £22 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to get from Basingstoke to St Albans, including transfers.

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Basingstoke to St Albans bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Basingstoke, Railway Station.

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The best way to get from Basingstoke to St Albans is to train which takes 1 h 37 min and costs £23 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £18 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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Basingstoke to St Albans bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), 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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There are 464+ hotels available in St Albans. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Basingstoke to St Albans.
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  • Distance: 47 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 32 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 Underground Station, Kentish Town Underground Station, and Kentish Town in around 1 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Basingstoke to St Albans via Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 2 h 48 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Kentish Town to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
27 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, Railway Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to St Albans, Abbey
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Carousel Buses
Uno
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to St Albans, Lattimore Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
unobus.info

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