There are 4 ways to get from St Albans to Bedford by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  40 min

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to Bedford

$15 - $20

Cheapest option

Bus, line 81 bus  •  2 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from St Albans, St Peter's Street to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) 321|Sapphire
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Cauldwell, Bedford College 81

$13 - $15

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from St Albans to Bedford 35.2 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from St Albans to Bedford 35.2 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from St Albans to Bedford is to drive which costs £5 - £9 and takes 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to Bedford is to taxi which costs £120 - £150 and takes 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Albans to Bedford. However, there are services departing from St Albans, St Peter's Street and arriving at Cauldwell, Bedford College via Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from St Albans City and arriving at Bedford. Services depart every 20 minutes. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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The distance between St Albans and Bedford is 27 miles. The road distance is 35.2 miles.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Bedford without a car is to train which takes 40 min and costs £11 - £16.

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The train from St Albans City to Bedford takes 40 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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St Albans to Bedford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from St Albans, St Peter's Street station.

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Map of how to get from St Albans to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 27.3 miles
  • Duration: 40 min

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

Thameslink operates a train from St Albans to Bedford every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Albans to Bedford via Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) and Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre in around 2 h 11 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from St Albans, St Peter's Street to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Cauldwell, Bedford College
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from St Albans to Bedford
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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