There are 4 ways to get from St Albans to Birmingham 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 5 min

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

$63 - $104

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Luton to Birmingham National Express / ...

$17 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 27 min

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

$43 - $63

Drive  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Drive from St Albans to Birmingham 96.8 miles

$20 - $30

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 $60 - $100 and the journey takes 1 h 7 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from St Albans to Birmingham hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 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
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.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
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from St Albans to Birmingham?

The distance between St Albans and Birmingham is 134 km. The road distance is 155 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from St Albans to Birmingham?

The cheapest way to get from St Albans to Birmingham is to bus which costs £11 - £17 and takes 3 h 40 min.

What is the fastest way to get from St Albans to Birmingham?

The quickest way to get from St Albans to Birmingham is to drive which takes 1 h 38 min and costs £14 - £22.

Is there a direct train between St Albans and Birmingham?

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.

Is there a direct bus between St Albans and Birmingham?

No, there is no direct bus from St Albans to Birmingham. However, there are services departing from St Albans, St Peter's Street and arriving at Birmingham via Luton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

How long does it take to get from St Albans to Birmingham?

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