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There are 8 ways to get from St Albans to Ilkley by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Leeds

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Bus  •  7h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Finchley Road Station to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn stand 1 M20 / ...

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Line 100 bus, train  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Luton Station Interchange to Stevenage station 100 / ...
  2. Take the train from Stevenage to Leeds

Train via Nottingham  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Luton to Kettering
  2. Take the train from Kettering to Nottingham
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Leeds

Drive  •  3h 20m

  1. Drive from St Albans to Ilkley 190.6 miles

Fly London Heathrow to Manchester, train  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  2. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Leeds

Train to Southampton, fly to Leeds Bradford  •  5h 51m

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) SOU - LBA

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Durham, train  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to West Hampstead Thameslink
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Durham (MME) LHR - MME
  3. Take the train from Darlington to Leeds
  4. Take the train from Leeds to Ilkley

St Albans to Ilkley by train and walk

The journey time between St Albans and Ilkley is around 3h 46m and covers a distance of around 222 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 40 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 28m. Operated by Thameslink, LNER and Northern Rail, the St Albans to Ilkley service departs from St Albans City and arrives in Ilkley. Typically 213 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 5m
Layover time:
40 min
Total time:
3h 46m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 28m
Journey distance:
222 miles
Services per week:
213
Cheapest price:
£41
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:23
Last service departs at:
22:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

St Albans to Ilkley train and walk schedules

Departing Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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The cheapest way to get from St Albans to Ilkley is to bus which costs £14 - £35 and takes 7h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to Ilkley is to drive which costs £29 - £45 and takes 3h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Albans to Ilkley. However, there are services departing from St Albans, Abbey and arriving at Ilkley, Railway Road Nelson Rd via Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH, Finchley Road Station and Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn stand 20. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from St Albans to Ilkley. However, there are services departing from St Albans City and arriving at Ilkley via London Kings Cross and Leeds. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between St Albans and Ilkley is 164 miles. The road distance is 190.6 miles.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Ilkley without a car is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs £40 - £240.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from St Albans to Ilkley, including transfers.

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St Albans to Ilkley bus services, operated by Megabus UK, depart from Finchley Road Station.

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St Albans to Ilkley train services, operated by LNER, depart from London Kings Cross station.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Ilkley is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs £40 - £240. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £35 and takes 7h 18m.

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Map of how to get from St Albans to Ilkley.
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  • Distance: 163.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 3m

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

LNER operates a train from London Kings Cross to Leeds hourly. Tickets cost £24 - £210 and the journey takes 2h 11m. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Finchley Road Station to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn stand 1 4 times a day. Tickets cost £13 - £22 and the journey takes 4h 5m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £280
Flights from London Heathrow to Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Eastern Airways
Website
easternairways.com
Flights from Southampton to Leeds Bradford
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £310
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £300
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Leeds
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £210
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £130
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£140 - £210
Train from Stevenage to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £180
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£20 - £29
Anytime Day Single
£75 - £120
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£120 - £180
Train from Darlington to Leeds
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£9 - £100
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £13
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£70 - £100
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Luton to Kettering
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £35
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£9 - £23
Off-Peak Single
£17 - £24
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£21 - £35
Train from Kettering to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£12 - £27
Off-Peak Single
£22 - £35
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£27 - £40
Northern Rail
Phone
+44 800 200 6060
Email
enquiries@northernrailway.co.uk
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £50
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£29 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£35 - £50
Train from Leeds to Ilkley
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £12
Website
northernrailway.co.uk
Anytime Day
£7 - £9
Anytime Day 1st Class
£8 - £12
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Leeds
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£10 - £15
Off-Peak Day Single
£15 - £23
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £35
Train from Darlington to Leeds
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £40
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £17
Off-Peak Day Single
£18 - £28
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £40
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from St Albans City to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£8 - £10
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Finchley Road Station to Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn stand 1
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£13 - £22
Website
Megabus UK
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London Finchley Road to Leeds
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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 London Finchley Road Station to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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St Albans to Ilkley bus services, operated by Megabus UK, arrive at Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn stand 1 station.

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St Albans to Ilkley train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Leeds station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St Albans to Ilkley is 191 miles. It takes approximately 3h 20m to drive from St Albans to Ilkley.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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