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

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Train  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to West Hampstead Thameslink
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Didcot Parkway

£27 - £60

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Bus via Aylesbury  •  4h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Aylesbury, Bus Station 500 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Aylesbury Bus Stn to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane X8
  3. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Didcot, Parkway Station

£8 - £11

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Hemel Hempstead to Oxford National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates to Didcot, Parkway Station X2 - Connector / ...

£11 - £16

Drive  •  1h 9m

  1. Drive from St Albans to Didcot 59.4 miles

£10 - £15

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The cheapest way to get from St Albans to Didcot is to bus via Aylesbury which costs £7 - £12 and takes 4h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to Didcot is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 9m.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Albans to Didcot station. However, there are services departing from St Albans, St Peter's Street and arriving at Didcot, Parkway Station via Hemel Hempstead and Oxford City Centre, St Aldates. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 8m.

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No, there is no direct train from St Albans to Didcot. However, there are services departing from St Albans City and arriving at Didcot Parkway via West Hampstead station, Baker Street station and London Paddington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 31m.

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The distance between St Albans and Didcot is 40 miles. The road distance is 59.4 miles.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Didcot without a car is to train which takes 1h 31m and costs £27 - £60.

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It takes approximately 1h 31m to get from St Albans to Didcot, including transfers.

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St Albans to Didcot bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Hemel Hempstead station.

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St Albans to Didcot train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from St Albans City station.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Didcot is to train which takes 1h 31m and costs £27 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £10 - £17 and takes 4h 8m.

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Map of how to get from St Albans to Didcot.
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  • Distance: 40.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 31m

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

You can take a train from St Albans to Didcot via West Hampstead Thameslink, West Hampstead station, Baker Street station, Paddington station, and London Paddington in around 1h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Albans to Didcot via Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Oxford, and Oxford City Centre, St Aldates in around 4h 8m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from St Albans City to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£8 - £10
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Didcot Parkway
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£21 - £40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
£13 - £20
Advanced Single
£14 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£21 - £40
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from London Paddington to Didcot Parkway
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £35
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£26 - £35
Bus operators
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 Hemel Hempstead to Oxford
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Book at
National Express
Thames Travel
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates to Didcot, Parkway Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Schedules at
thames-travel.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane to Didcot, Parkway Station
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Schedules at
thames-travel.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Aylesbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£1
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury Bus Stn to Oxford City Centre, Queens Lane
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£1
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Red Rose Travel
Phone
01296 747 926
Website
redrosetravel.com
Bus from Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes to Aylesbury, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Red Rose Travel

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St Albans to Didcot bus services, operated by Thames Travel, arrive at Didcot, Parkway Station.

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St Albans to Didcot train services, operated by Great Western Railway, arrive at Didcot Parkway station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St Albans to Didcot is 59 miles. It takes approximately 1h 9m to drive from St Albans to Didcot.

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