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Recommended option

Train  •  45 min

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

$11 - $45

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 22 min

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

$4

5 alternative options

Tube, train  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the Tube from Waterloo Underground Station to Kentish Town Underground Station Northern
  2. Take the train from Kentish Town to St Albans City

$13 - $49

Line 139 bus, train  •  1 h 19 min

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

$12 - $48

Tube, line 84 bus  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the Tube from Waterloo Underground Station to High Barnet Underground Station Northern
  2. Take the line 84 bus from Barnet, High Barnet to St Albans City Railway Station 84

$11 - $12

Taxi  •  36 min

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

$110 - $140

Drive  •  36 min

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

$5 - $8

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

Thameslink operates a train from Waterloo Station to St Albans City every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 26 min. CrossCountry also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Blackfriars to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Kentish Town to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from London Blackfriars to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$14 - $21
Train from Kentish Town to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$29 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $19
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to St Albans City
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $18
London Underground (Tube)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Waterloo Underground Station to Kentish Town Underground Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Waterloo Underground Station to High Barnet Underground Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to West Hampstead Thameslink Rail Station
Ave. Duration
48 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 City Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
metroline.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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 City
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Waterloo Station and St Albans City is 31 km. The road distance is 38 km.

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to St Albans City is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 1 h 22 min.

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

Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Blackfriars and arriving at St Albans City. Services depart every 20 minutes. The journey takes approximately 26 min.

The train from London Blackfriars to St Albans City takes 26 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.