There are 4 ways to get from Oxford to St Albans by train, 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.

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Train  •  1 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Oxford to London Marylebone
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to St Albans City

$51 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus via Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11)  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, High Street (Lincoln College Library) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11) 280|Sapphire
  2. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 9) to Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes 500 / ...

$12 - $17

2 alternative options

Bus National Express  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Oxford to Hemel Hempstead National Express / ...

$14 - $19

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from Oxford to St Albans 55 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Oxford to St Albans. However, there are services departing from Oxford and arriving at St Albans, St Peter's Street via Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 6 min.

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The distance between Oxford and St Albans is 40 miles. The road distance is 55 miles.

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The best way to get from Oxford to St Albans without a car is to train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 43 min to get from Oxford to St Albans, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Oxford to St Albans is to train which takes 1 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 6 min.

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Oxford to St Albans bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hemel Hempstead station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Oxford to St Albans is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1 h to drive from Oxford to St Albans.

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There are 468+ hotels available in St Albans. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Oxford to St Albans.
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  • Distance: 39.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Oxford to St Albans via London Marylebone, Baker Street Underground Station, West Hampstead Underground Station, and West Hampstead Thameslink in around 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Oxford to St Albans every 2 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min.

Train operators
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Oxford to London Marylebone
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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 Oxford to Hemel Hempstead
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, High Street (Lincoln College Library) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 11)
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 9) to Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Red Rose Travel
Phone
01296 747 926
Website
redrosetravel.com
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 9) to Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
redrosetravel.com

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