There are 6 ways to get from St Albans to ExCeL London by train, subway, bus, taxi 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.

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Train, Tube  •  52 min

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to West Hampstead Thameslink
  2. Take the Tube from West Hampstead Underground Station to Canning Town Underground Station Jubilee

$14 - $21

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Train via London Blackfriars  •  1 h

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to London Blackfriars
  2. Take the train from Tower Gateway DLR Station to Custom House (for ExCel) DLR Station Dlr

$16 - $22

Train  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to Woolwich Arsenal

$17 - $23

Line 139 bus, bus  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 139 bus from West Hampstead Underground Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross 139
  2. Take the bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Prince Regent Station N551

$15 - $18

Taxi  •  44 min

  1. Take a taxi from St Albans to ExCeL London 38.6 miles

$170 - $220

Drive  •  44 min

  1. Drive from St Albans to ExCeL London 38.6 miles

$8 - $12

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The cheapest way to get from St Albans to ExCeL London is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to ExCeL London is to taxi which costs £140 - £170 and takes 44 min.

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The distance between St Albans and ExCeL London is 23 miles. The road distance is 38.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 52 min to get from St Albans to ExCeL London, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from St Albans to ExCeL London station. However, there are services departing from St Albans City and arriving at Pontoon Dock DLR Station via Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 38 min.

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The nearest airport to ExCeL London is London City (LCY) Airport which is 5090 feet away. Other nearby airports include London Heathrow (LHR) (21 miles), London Gatwick (LGW) (25.8 miles), London Stansted (STN) (28.3 miles) and London Luton (LTN) (31.1 miles).

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St Albans to ExCeL London train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Luton station.

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Map of how to get from St Albans to ExCeL London.
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  • Distance: 22.9 miles
  • Duration: 52 min

What companies run services between St Albans, England and ExCeL London, England?

You can take a train from St Albans to ExCeL London via London Blackfriars, Blackfriars Underground Station, Tower Hill Underground Station, Tower Gateway DLR Station, and Custom House (for ExCel) DLR Station in around 1 h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Albans to ExCeL London via West Hampstead Thameslink, West Hampstead Underground Station, Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross, and Prince Regent Station in around 2 h 9 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from St Albans City to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from St Albans City to London Blackfriars
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from St Albans City to Woolwich Arsenal
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from West Hampstead Underground Station to Canning Town Underground Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Tower Gateway DLR Station to Custom House (for ExCel) DLR Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from West Hampstead Underground Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Prince Regent Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Taxi from St Albans to ExCeL London
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$170 - $220
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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