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There are 6 ways to get from Forest Gate to St Albans by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train via Liverpool Street station  •  1 h

  1. Take the train from Forest Gate to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to St Albans City

$17 - $24

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Train  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Wanstead Park to Gospel Oak
  2. Take the train from Kentish Town to St Albans City

$13 - $20

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Line 25 bus, train  •  2 h

  1. Take the line 25 bus from Forest Gate, Sprowston Road to City of London, City Thameslink 25
  2. Take the train from Farringdon to St Albans City

$14 - $19

Line 58 bus, line 34 bus, line 84 bus  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the line 58 bus from Forest Gate Station to Walthamstow Bus Station 58
  2. Take the line 34 bus from Walthamstow Bus Station to Barnet, Fitzjohn Avenue 34
  3. Take the line 84 bus from Barnet Church to St Albans City station 84

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Forest Gate to St Albans 26.5 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Forest Gate to St Albans 26.5 miles

$5 - $9

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The cheapest way to get from Forest Gate to St Albans is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Forest Gate to St Albans is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Forest Gate station to St Albans station. However, there are services departing from Forest Gate Station and arriving at St Albans City station via Walthamstow Bus Station and Barnet Church. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Forest Gate to St Albans. However, there are services departing from Wanstead Park and arriving at St Albans City via Kentish Town. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between Forest Gate and St Albans is 21 miles. The road distance is 26.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Forest Gate to St Albans without a car is to train which takes 1 h and costs £12 - £19.

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It takes approximately 1 h to get from Forest Gate to St Albans, including transfers.

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Forest Gate to St Albans bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Forest Gate Station.

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Forest Gate to St Albans train services, operated by London Overground, depart from Wanstead Park station.

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The best way to get from Forest Gate to St Albans is to train which takes 1 h and costs £12 - £19. Alternatively, you can line 58 bus and line 34 bus and line 84 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Forest Gate to St Albans.
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  • Distance: 20.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

What companies run services between Forest Gate, Greater London, England and St Albans, England?

You can take a train from Forest Gate to St Albans via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, Farringdon station, and Farringdon in around 1 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Forest Gate to St Albans via Walthamstow Bus Station, Barnet, Fitzjohn Avenue, and Barnet Church in around 3 h 6 min.

Train operators
TfL Rail
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Forest Gate to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Farringdon to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $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
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Wanstead Park to Gospel Oak
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$3 - $5
Cash
$6 - $9
Oyster Card
$4 - $6
Bus operators
London Buses
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Forest Gate, Sprowston Road to City of London, City Thameslink
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Forest Gate Station to Walthamstow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Walthamstow Bus Station to Barnet, Fitzjohn Avenue
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Website
Transport for London
Metroline Travel
Phone
0343 222 1234
Email
customerservices@tfl.gov.uk
Website
metroline.co.uk
Bus from Barnet Church to St Albans City station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
metroline.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Forest Gate to St Albans
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com

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Forest Gate to St Albans bus services, operated by Metroline Travel, arrive at St Albans City station.

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Forest Gate to St Albans train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at St Albans City station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Forest Gate to St Albans is 27 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Forest Gate to St Albans.

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There are 513+ hotels available in St Albans. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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