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There are 5 ways to get from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from St Albans City to West Hampstead Thameslink
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead to Richmond NLL
  3. Take the train from Richmond (London) to Staines

$17 - $28

Cheapest option

Line 301 bus, bus  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the line 301 bus from St Albans, St Peter's Street to Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes 301 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hemel Hempstead to Heathrow Airport London T5 National Express / ...

$14 - $21

3 alternative options

Bus, line 203 bus  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from St Albans, Town Hall to Heathrow Central Bus Station 724
  2. Take the line 203 bus from Hatton Cross to Elmsleigh Bus Station 203

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames 29.9 miles

$130 - $170

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames 29.9 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames is to drive which costs £4 - £8 and takes 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames station. However, there are services departing from St Albans, St Peter's Street and arriving at Elmsleigh Bus Station via Hemel Hempstead and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct train from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames. However, there are services departing from St Albans City and arriving at Staines via West Hampstead and Richmond (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 27 min.

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The distance between St Albans and Staines-upon-Thames is 23 miles. The road distance is 29.9 miles.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames without a car is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs £13 - £22.

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It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to get from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames, including transfers.

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St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from St Albans, St Peter's Street station.

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St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from St Albans City station.

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The best way to get from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs £13 - £22. Alternatively, you can bus and line 203 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames.
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  • Distance: 23.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 27 min

What companies run services between St Albans, England and Staines-upon-Thames, England?

You can take a train from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames via West Hampstead Thameslink, West Hampstead, and Richmond (London) in around 1 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames via Heathrow Central Bus Station, Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station, Hatton Cross station, and Hatton Cross in around 2 h 12 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from St Albans City to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from West Hampstead to Richmond NLL
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$2 - $4
Cash
$6 - $9
Oyster Card
$3 - $6
Bus operators
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from St Albans, Town Hall to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
London United
Phone
0343 222 1234
Email
customerservices@tfl-buses.co.uk
Website
ratpdevlondon.co.uk
Bus from Hatton Cross to Elmsleigh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
ratpdevlondon.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from St Albans, St Peter's Street to Hemel Hempstead, Marlowes
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
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 Hemel Hempstead to Heathrow Airport London T5
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
$130 - $170
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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St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Airport London T5 station.

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St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Staines station.

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Yes, the driving distance between St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames is 30 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from St Albans to Staines-upon-Thames.

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