There are 4 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Albans by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to St Albans City

$22 - $30

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Hemel Hempstead National Express / ...

$24 - $31

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Albans 65.8 miles

$14 - $21

Towncar  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to St Albans 65.8 miles

$180 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Albans is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Albans is to train which costs £17 - £23 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Albans. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at St Albans, St Peter's Street via Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at St Albans City. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 4 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and St Albans is 42 miles. The road distance is 65.8 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Albans without a car is to train which takes 1 h 4 min and costs £17 - £23.

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The train from Gatwick Airport to St Albans City takes 1 h 4 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Albans bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Albans train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Albans is to train which takes 1 h 4 min and costs £17 - £23. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £24 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Albans.
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  • Distance: 41.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 4 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and St Albans, England?

Thameslink operates a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Albans hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $30 and the journey takes 1 h 4 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to St Albans every 2 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $24 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Hemel Hempstead
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to St Albans
Estimated price
$180 - $260

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