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

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Recommended option

Train via West Hampstead Thameslink  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo

$38 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 203 / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to Hemel Hempstead National Express / ...

$21 - $29

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 12 min

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

$38 - $58

Train, bus  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures Ra1
  3. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to St Albans, Town Hall 724

$59 - $77

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to St Albans 87.2 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to St Albans is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to St Albans is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 28 min.

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The distance between Southampton and St Albans is 75 miles. The road distance is 87.2 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from Southampton to St Albans, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to St Albans. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at St Albans, St Peter's Street via London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 and Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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

South Western Railway operates a train from Southampton to St Albans hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to St Albans via Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Hemel Hempstead, and Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes in around 3 h 58 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Bus operators
RailAir
Website
railair.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.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, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to Hemel Hempstead
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com

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