St. Albans travel guide

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You're Going to Love St. Albans

With a population of 84,561, St. Albans is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in St. Albans

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Ivy St Albans Brasserie (1-3 Verulam Road) and The Cock Inn (48 Peters Street) are great picks.

When to visit St. Albans

St. Albans in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
St. Albans in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to St. Albans


When flying to St. Albans, you’ll arrive at London Luton Airport (LTN), which is located 9 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to St. Albans from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 26h 45m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving St. Albans, followed by Eurostar. The train journey from St. Albans to Oxford takes 0h 54m and costs around $25 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bristol, expect to pay about $48 for a 1h 39m trip. Located 2 miles from the city centre, Saint Albans is the busiest station in St. Albans. Another popular train station is St. Albans How Wood, Herts, located 2 miles from the centre.


Another option to get to St. Albans is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 19 miles from St. Albans. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to St. Albans, including National Express, FlixBus and Bus. From Bristol, the bus ride to St. Albans takes 145 miles and will cost you around $5. From Leeds, the ticket costs about $10 for a journey of 220 miles.

Airports near St. Albans

Airlines serving St. Albans

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in St. Albans

Average rates range from around $215 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $277 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of St. Albans

Most booked hotels in St. Albans

Holiday Inn Express London - Luton Airport
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
ibis London Luton Airport
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
Thistle Express London, Luton
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
Easyhotel London Luton
Okay (4.7, Okay reviews)

Hiring a car in St. Albans

Expect to pay $2.97 per litre in St. Albans (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.55 and $47.39. The most frequently booked car type in St. Albans is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Kia Rio or similar) is, on average, 69% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.