Getting Here

However you prefer to travel it’s easy getting to St Albans.

By train

St Albans City Station, on the Bedford to St Pancras International line, is within half a mile of the city centre. Frequent buses link the station with the city centre.

St Albans Abbey Station provides a train link to the city from Watford, Bricket Wood and Park Street. The station is situated at the foot of Holywell Hill, on a bus route, or a 10-15 minute walk, to the city centre.

By bus

Bus services connect St Albans to Hatfield, Hertford, Welwyn Garden City, Luton, Dunstable, Stevenage, Harlow, Watford, Rickmansworth, Uxbridge and Heathrow Airport. The principal routes are operated by Arriva, Uno and CentreBus.

Arriva
300/301 — Stevenage - Welwyn Garden City - Hatfield - St Albans - Hemel Hempstead
321 — Watford Junction - North Watford - Garston - Chiswell Green - St Albans Abbey - St Albans - Harpenden - Luton - Luton Airport
Green Line 724 — Harlow - Ware - Hertford - Hertford North Station - Panshanger - Welwyn Garden City - Hatfield - St Albans - Garston - Watford Junction - Rickmansworth - Maple Cross - Denham - Uxbridge - Heathrow Central Bus Stn

Uno
304 — Welham Green - St Albans - Wheathampstead - Hitchin
320 — Watford - St Albans
601 — Welwyn Garden City - Hatfield - St Albans
602 — Watford/Borehamwood - Shenley - London Colney - St Albans - Hatfield
655 — Borehamwood - Radlett - St Albans - Hatfield

CentreBus
Service 34 — Dunstable – Markyate – Redbourn – St Albans

By car

St Albans is easy to get to by car and with over 2,800 parking spaces you won’t have any difficulty finding a convenient place, close to the city centre, to park your car.

From M1 motorway southbound:
Leave the motorway at Junction 8 signposted to St Albans. Take the A5183 southbound, around Redbourn village. At the roundabout turn left, signposted St Albans. Entering St Albans take the second exit at the roundabout, straight ahead. Bear right at the mini roundabout for the Russell Avenue, Drovers Way, Christopher Place and other car parks.

From M1 motorway northbound:
Leave the M1 at Junction 6 and join the North Orbital Road A405 signposted to St Albans. At the roundabout (M25 junction 21A) take the second exit straight ahead. At the next roundabout (Noke Hotel/Shell petrol station) take the second exit. Proceed straight ahead at the first roundabout and the second roundabout (M10/A414) take the second exit straight ahead (Watling Street). At the King Harry pub turn right for St Albans City Centre, Westminster Lodge car park and other car parks.

From M25 clockwise:
Leave the M25 at Junction 21A (signposted St Albans and London North West) then at the roundabout take the first exit onto the North Orbital Road A405 signposted St Albans. At the roundabout (Noke Hotel/Shell petrol station) take the second exit. Proceed straight ahead at the first roundabout and the second roundabout (M10/A414) take the second exit straight ahead (Watling Street). At the King Harry pub turn right for St Albans City Centre, Westminster Lodge car park and other car parks.

From M25 anti-clockwise:
Leave the M25 at Junction 22 (signposted St Albans) and at the roundabout take the third exit onto the A1081 signposted St Albans, passing back over the motorway. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto the A1081 London Colney By-Pass. At the London Colney roundabout take the third exit onto the A1081 London Road (signposted St Albans). Proceed along London Road for some two miles into St Albans City Centre and The Maltings, London Road, Keyfield Terrace and other car parks.

If you have a Sat Nav, you can key in the following postcodes for the city’s main car parks:

Russell Avenue (591 spaces) — AL3 5ES
Drovers Way (391 spaces) — AL3 5EB
Civic Centre (114 spaces) — AL1 3JW
London Road (84 spaces) — AL1 1NG
Keyfield Terrace (84 spaces) — AL1 1QJ
The Maltings (770 spaces) — AL1 3HL
Christopher Place (184 spaces) — AL3 5DQ
Townsend Avenue (30 spaces) — AL1 3HA
Gombards (88 spaces) — AL3 5EN
Adelaide Street (30 spaces) — AL3 5BG
M&S car park (40 spaces) — AL3 4LU
Westminster Lodge (304 spaces) — AL1 2DL
Verulamium (150 spaces) — AL3 4SW

The St Albans District Council website has more information on the car parks in St Albans.

If you own an electric car you can find out about local car charging points here.

We encourage visitors to travel by public transport wherever possible to reduce congestion and emissions.