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There are 12 ways to get from St Albans to Alba by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  12h 45m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

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Train to London Stansted, fly to Turin, train  •  8h 27m

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Turin (TRN) STN - TRN
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

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Bus  •  25h 22m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris 700
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Turin
  3. Take the bus from Fermata 161 - NIZZA to Fermata 17659 - ALBA

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 55m

  1. Drive from St Albans to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Alba

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 2m

  1. Drive from St Albans to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Alba

Fly London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 59m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LHR - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

Fly London Heathrow to Milan Linate, train  •  10h 4m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Linate (LIN) LHR - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

Train to London Stansted, fly to Genoa, train, line 045 bus  •  10h 5m

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Genoa (GOA) STN - GOA
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
  4. Take the line 045 bus from Asti - Piazzale Antistante F.S. - Piazza Marconi to Alba - Stazione Ferroviaria

Fly London Stansted to Milan Malpensa, train  •  10h 38m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) STN - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

Fly London Heathrow to Nice, bus, train  •  11h 53m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Nice (NCE) LHR - NCE
  2. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Savona
  3. Take the train from Savona to Carmagnola

Fly London Stansted to Milan Bergamo, train  •  10h 49m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) STN - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

Fly London Heathrow to Geneva, bus, train  •  12h 17m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Geneva (GVA) LHR - GVA
  2. Take the bus from Geneva - Airport to Chambéry
  3. Take the train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

St Albans to Alba by train

The train journey time between St Albans and Alba is around 19h 1m and covers a distance of around 1271 km. This includes an average layover time of around 9h 9m. The fastest train normally takes 12h 10m. Operated by Thameslink, Eurostar, Transilien and others, the St Albans to Alba train service departs from St Albans City and arrives in Alba. Typically 12 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
9h 51m
Layover time:
9h 9m
Total time:
19h 1m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
12h 10m
Train distance:
1271 km
Trains per week:
12
Cheapest price:
€228
Carbon emissions:
67 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:43
Last train departs at:
18:27

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

St Albans to Alba train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from St Albans to Alba is to train and fly which costs £35 - £120 and takes 8h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to Alba is to train and fly which costs £35 - £120 and takes 8h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Albans to Alba. However, there are services departing from St Albans, Abbey and arriving at Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH, London Victoria Coach Station, Paris, Fermata 2603 - STAZIONE LINGOTTO and Fermata 161 - NIZZA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from St Albans to Alba. However, there are services departing from St Albans City and arriving at Alba via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 45m.

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The distance between St Albans and Alba is 998 km.

The best way to get from St Albans to Alba without a car is to train which takes 12h 45m and costs £190 - £460.

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It takes approximately 12h 45m to get from St Albans to Alba, including transfers.

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St Albans to Alba bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

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St Albans to Alba train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Alba is to train which takes 12h 45m and costs £190 - £460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £60 - £85 and takes 25h 22m.

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Map of how to get from St Albans to Alba.
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  • Distance: 998.1 km
  • Duration: 12h 45m

What companies run services between St Albans, England and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a train from St Albans to Alba via London St Pancras International LL, London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, and Torino Porta Susa in around 12h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Albans to Alba via Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH, Victoria, Green Line Coach Station, London Victoria Coach Station, Paris, Turin, Fermata 2603 - STAZIONE LINGOTTO, and Fermata 161 - NIZZA in around 25h 22m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€8 - €70
Flights from London Stansted to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €130
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€5 - €25
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€5 - €29
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€5 - €29
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€5 - €29
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€5 - €29
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Lourdes/Tarbes
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€5 - €29
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€5 - €29
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€5 - €29
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €1200
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €300
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €600
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €280
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €310
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €310
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €250
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €350
Flights from London Heathrow to Geneva via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €380
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €250
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €150
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €310
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€100 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€100 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €50
1st Class
€40 - €50
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Savona to Carmagnola
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€154
Website
Eurotunnel
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from St Albans City to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€11 - €14
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Turin
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Airport to Savona
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Geneva Airport to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Nice Airport to Savona
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Geneva - Airport to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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