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There are 6 ways to get from Waterloo Station to St Albans by train, bus, subway, taxi, car or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h

  1. Take the train from London Blackfriars to St Albans City

$11 - $16

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to St Albans 24.4 miles

$4

4 alternative options

Line 139 bus, train  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the line 139 bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to West Hampstead, Dennington Park Road 139
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to St Albans City

$12 - $16

Subway, line 84 bus  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the subway from Waterloo station to High Barnet station Northern
  2. Take the line 84 bus from Barnet, High Barnet to St Albans, St Peter's Street 84

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to St Albans 23.3 miles

$100 - $130

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to St Albans 23.3 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to St Albans is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to St Albans is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Blackfriars and arriving at St Albans City. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and St Albans is 19 miles. The road distance is 23.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to St Albans without a car is to train which takes 1 h and costs £9 - £12.

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The train from London Blackfriars to St Albans City takes 41 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Waterloo Station to St Albans train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from London Blackfriars station.

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Waterloo Station to St Albans train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at St Albans City station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to St Albans is 23 miles. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Waterloo Station to St Albans.

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There are 492+ hotels available in St Albans. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to St Albans.
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  • Distance: 19.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and St Albans, England?

Thameslink operates a train from Waterloo Station to St Albans every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 41 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to West Hampstead, Dennington Park Road
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Metroline Travel
Phone
0343 222 1234
Email
customerservices@tfl.gov.uk
Website
metroline.co.uk
Bus from Barnet, High Barnet to St Albans, St Peter's Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
metroline.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to St Albans
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Waterloo Station to St Albans
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Waterloo Station and St Albans. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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