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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington

$82 - $143

Cheapest option

Bus via Bath City Centre, Bus Station  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Bath to Heathrow Airport London National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to St Albans, Town Hall 724

$44 - $55

3 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Farringdon Underground Station Circle

$85 - $147

Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 202 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to St Albans, Abbey 724

$46 - $52

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to St Albans 125.3 miles

$26 - $40

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

Great Western Railway operates a train from Bristol to St Albans hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $130 and the journey takes 1 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bristol to St Albans via Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $60
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $130
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington Underground Station to Farringdon Underground Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol, Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bath to Heathrow Airport London
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to St Albans, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Bristol to St Albans?

The distance between Bristol and St Albans is 160 km. The road distance is 201 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Bristol to St Albans?

The cheapest way to get from Bristol to St Albans is to drive which costs £19 - £28 and takes 2 h 4 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Bristol to St Albans?

The quickest way to get from Bristol to St Albans is to drive which takes 2 h 4 min and costs £19 - £28.

Is there a direct bus between Bristol and St Albans?

No, there is no direct bus from Bristol to St Albans. However, there are services departing from Bristol, Bus Station and arriving at St Albans, Abbey via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Bristol to St Albans?

It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Bristol to St Albans, including transfers.