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

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Recommended option

Subway, train  •  43 min

  1. Take the subway from Waterloo station to West Hampstead station Jubilee
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to St Albans City

£11 - £13

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1h 25m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to St Albans 25 miles

£3

4 alternative options

Train  •  47 min

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

£10 - £13

Line 139 bus, train  •  1h 23m

  1. Take the line 139 bus from Waterloo Station Tenison Way to West Hampstead Thameslink Rail Station 139
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to St Albans City

£10 - £12

Taxi  •  38 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to St Albans City 23.5 miles

£120 - £150

Drive  •  38 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to St Albans City 23.5 miles

£3 - £6

Waterloo Station to St Albans City by subway and train

The journey time between Waterloo Station and St Albans City is around 41 min and covers a distance of around 22 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 28 min. Services are operated by London Underground (Tube) and Thameslink. Typically 887 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
41 min
Fastest journey time:
28 min
Services per week:
887
Cheapest price:
£11
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:02
Last service departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterloo Station to St Albans City subway and train schedules

Departing Friday, June 25, 2021

Waterloo Station → St Albans City
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in St Albans City is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in St Albans City is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in St Albans City is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Waterloo Station to St Albans City is to rideshare, which costs £3 and takes 1h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to St Albans City is to taxi which costs £120 - £150 and takes 38 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 28 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and St Albans City is 19 miles. The road distance is 23.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to St Albans City without a car is to subway and train which takes 43 min and costs £10 - £13.

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It takes approximately 43 min to get from Waterloo Station to St Albans City, including transfers.

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

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Waterloo Station to St Albans City 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 City is 24 miles. It takes approximately 38 min to drive from Waterloo Station to St Albans City.

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  • Distance: 19.5 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

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

Thameslink operates a train from London Blackfriars to St Albans City every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £10 - £13 and the journey takes 28 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Waterloo station to West Hampstead station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£8 - £10
Train from London Blackfriars to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£10 - £13
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Waterloo Station Tenison Way to West Hampstead Thameslink Rail Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to St Albans
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Waterloo Station to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
38 min
Estimated price
£120 - £150
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk

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

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