Public transport

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St Albans is well served by public transport. This page provides further information to help you discover and use your local public transport facilities. 

Bus Travel

Bus map St Albans City Centre is well connected on the local bus network with services from North London, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Luton and Watford, as well as routes to the city’s suburbs and outlying shopping areas. 

A pocket size map of the bus network has been produced by the Network St Albans partnership and can be downloaded below. Printed versions are not currently available. 

For further information about individual bus routes please visit the Intalink website.

Links to Hertfordshire County Council Travel Schemes

Most buses in Hertfordshire are run commercially by bus companies. Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) subsidises some services to fill gaps in the commercial network. The County Council also works with bus and rail operators to promote the use of public transport.

Please contact Hertfordshire County Council for any of the following Transport Services

Rail Travel

St Albans is just 20 minutes away from London’s St Pancras International Station on the Thameslink train line. This line also connects to a variety of other London stations such as West Hampstead (London Overground and Jubilee Line); Kentish Town (northern line) and Farringdon (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith and City lines). St Albans also connects to Gatwick airport (1 hour 15 mins) and Brighton (2 hours) in the south and London Luton Airport and Bedford to the north. 

In addition to the main rail station, St Albans is also served by the Abbey Line, which connects St Albans to Watford. 


For further information on rail services please visit the National Rail Enquiry Service website.


Date of last review: 06 August 2015