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

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Train  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Birmingham New Street

$58 - $93

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Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station 777 / ...

$15 - $21

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from St Albans, Town Hall to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
  2. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Leighton Buzzard, Railway Station F70 / ...
  3. Take the train from Leighton Buzzard to Birmingham New Street

$35 - $48

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from St Albans to Birmingham 96.8 miles

$20 - $30

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The cheapest way to get from St Albans to Birmingham is to bus which costs £11 - £17 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to Birmingham is to drive which costs £16 - £24 and takes 1 h 38 min.

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The distance between St Albans and Birmingham is 84 miles. The road distance is 96.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from St Albans to Birmingham, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Albans to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from St Albans, St Peter's Street and arriving at Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station via Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from St Albans to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from St Albans Abbey and arriving at Birmingham New Street via Watford Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 5 min.

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There are 539+ hotels available in Birmingham. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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St Albans to Birmingham train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, depart from London Euston station.

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Map of how to get from St Albans to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 84 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from St Albans to Birmingham hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 1 h 7 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from St Albans to Birmingham every 4 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from St Albans, Town Hall to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Leighton Buzzard, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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