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

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Train  •  2 h 1 min

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

$38 - $94

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Luton to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express / ...

$15 - $22

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  3 h 42 min

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

$42 - $63

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 £15 - £23 and takes 1 h 38 min.

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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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via Luton. 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 1 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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The best way to get from St Albans to Birmingham without a car is to train which takes 2 h 1 min and costs £28 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from St Albans to Birmingham, including transfers.

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St Albans to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Luton station.

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

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The best way to get from St Albans to Birmingham is to train which takes 2 h 1 min and costs £28 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £11 - £17 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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  • Distance: 84 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 1 min

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

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from St Albans to Birmingham every 2 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 1 h 6 min. West Midlands also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from St Albans to Birmingham every 3 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $15 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 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Watford Junction to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from Leighton Buzzard to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Leighton Buzzard, station
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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arrivabus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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St Albans to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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St Albans to Birmingham train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Birmingham New Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St Albans to Birmingham is 97 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to drive from St Albans to Birmingham.

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