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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 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
Shops noteW H Smith in booking hall
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Refreshments available on platform 1
ATM notes
ATM located in station entrance
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
Toilets notesWC available on platforms 1 , 2 and 3
Baby changeAvailable
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
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
Three Monthly£320.00
Three Monthly£330.00
Three Monthly£330.00
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
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

Train services to St Albans station

St Albans train station is mainly served by Thameslink trains. Thanks to frequent Thameslink services, you can easily get from Bedford to St Albans in 35m, from Brighton to St Albans in 1h 35m, and from Rainham to St Albans in 2h 18m. Need more information about how to get to St Albans by train? Check out our dedicated page for trains to St Albans.

St Albans train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to St Albans station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from St Albans railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving at St Albans.

St Albans train station has four platforms. You can access all four platforms from the ticket hall on Station Way, or from Ridgmont Road. There are 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.

St Albans train station parking

St Albans train station has one car park right outside its main entrance. Step-free access is available here as well as throughout the whole station.

Hotels near St Albans train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is St Albans station open?

St Albans station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from St Albans station?

Trains arrive in and depart from St Albans station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from St Albans.

Are there toilets at St Albans station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at St Albans station.

Are dogs allowed at St Albans station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at St Albans station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from St Albans City

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into St Albans City station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to London St Pancras InternationalThameslink06:351On time
to BedfordThameslink06:562On time
to London St Pancras InternationalThameslink07:051On time
to London St Pancras InternationalThameslink07:351On time
to BedfordThameslink07:562On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BedfordThameslink06:341On time
from London St Pancras InternationalThameslink06:552On time
from BedfordThameslink07:041On time
from BedfordThameslink07:341On time
from London St Pancras InternationalThameslink07:552On time
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