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Officially named St Albans City station, but usually shortened to St Albans, this is the larger of two stations serving the city. It is sited about half a mile east of the centre – ten minutes' walk down Victoria Street will bring you to the bustling high street's shops, restaurants and pubs. The station is on the Midland Main Line, which runs between London St Pancras International and Sheffield, and also has direct services to Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport and Brighton. The station was first opened in 1868 when the Midland Railway opened a new line between Bedford and its then brand new terminus at St Pancras. Nowadays it's an important hub for visitors to this historic cathedral city and for commuters – the journey into the capital takes only 20 minutes. At the last count, the station saw over 7 million passengers pass through in a year and numbers continue to grow.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:45 - 22:00
Saturday 06:45 - 21:15
Sunday 07:30 - 21:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
ShopsAvailable
Shops noteW H Smith in booking hall
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Refreshments available on platform 1
ATMAvailable
ATM notes
ATM located in station entrance
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
Toilets notesWC available on platforms 1 , 2 and 3
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Please phone the Helpline on 0800 058 2844 to ensure that arrangements are in place.
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameVictoria Street Multi Storey Ridgmont Road Station Way Multi Storey
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd APCOA Meteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces1565
Carpark charges
Annual£1,050.00
Daily£7.00
Monthly£120.00
Three Monthly£320.00
Weekly£31.00
Annual£1085.00
Daily£7.20
Monthly£124.00
Three Monthly£330.00
Weekly£32.00
Annual£1,085.00
Daily£7.20
Monthly£124.00
Three Monthly£330.00
Weekly£32.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces1150
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Station Way & Ridgmont Road
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Step free access throughout the station. Lifts provide access to all platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

You can access all four platforms from the ticket hall on Station Way, or from Ridgmont Road. There are car parks, cycle storage and ticket machines on both sides of the station. Buses and taxis are immediately outside on Station Way. Inside you can get between the platforms via stairs or lift and pedestrian bridge. Trains towards London and the south depart from platforms 1 and 3, and trains north to Luton and Bedford from platforms 2 and 4.

Departures and arrivals from St Albans

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into St Albans station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BedfordThameslink08:414On time
to Gatwick AirportThameslink08:433On time
to LutonThameslink08:452On time
to Sutton (London)Thameslink08:521On time
to BedfordThameslink08:554On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BrightonThameslink08:414On time
from BedfordThameslink08:433On time
from Rainham (Kent)Thameslink08:452On time
from Sutton (London)Thameslink08:522On time
from Gatwick AirportThameslink08:544On time
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