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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

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.

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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 BedfordThameslink21:414On time
to Gatwick AirportThameslink21:433On time
to LutonThameslink21:462On time
to BrightonThameslink21:573On time
to BedfordThameslink22:092Late
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BrightonThameslink21:404On time
from BedfordThameslink21:433On time
from Sutton (London)Thameslink21:452On time
from BedfordThameslink21:573On time
from Three BridgesThameslink22:082Late
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