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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity coaches per day from London to St Albans. Traveling by coach from London to St Albans usually takes around 3 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest National Express coach can make the trip in 2 hours and 26 minutes.

Distance19 mi (31 km)
Shortest duration2h 26m
Cheapest price£11.84
Most frequent serviceNational Express
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How much is a coach ticket from London to St Albans?

£18.41 is the average price of a bus ticket from London to St Albans. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Bus tickets from London to St Albans are usually around £18 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

What coach companies travel from London to St Albans?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from London to St Albans. National Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express93h 18m£18.49
  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 3 hours and 18 minutes to cover the 19 miles from London to St Albans. However, the fastest coach only takes 2 hours and 26 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for coaches, as many passengers take the coach to St Albans at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week.

The first coach leaves at 02:00 and the last coach leaves at 08:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to St Albans, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 9 scheduled coaches that travel from London to St Albans every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which coach you take, you will have to transfer coaches at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to St Albans; ticket prices start at £9.38.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in London?

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Main departure station: London Victoria

London's Victoria Coach Station has its main entrance on Buckingham Palace Road. Well-signposted but slightly hidden in an attractive art deco office block, the station welcomes around 14 million passengers each year. The arrival and departure areas are at different ends of Elizabeth Street, with the departure zone containing food concession stands, left-luggage facilities, and restrooms. As London's largest coach station, most major coach companies, including FlixBus, Megabus, and National Express, operate from Victoria Coach Station. It is a ten-minute walk to rail and Underground services at Victoria Rail Station, whose 19 platforms include express services to Gatwick Airport.

All coach stations in London:

  • London Victoria

  • Ealing Broadway

  • Dean Gardens / Bedford Rd (Stop R)

  • Paddington Rail Station

  • London Marble Arch (Stop S)

  • Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)

  • Hanwell Broadway (Stop J)

Where does the coach arrive in St Albans?

Main arrival station: St Peter's St

All coaches from London arrive at one main station in St Albans.

Coach stations in St Albans:

  • St Peter's St

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