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, THOMPSON St Albans (2-8 Hatfield Road) and Chez Mumtaj (Ground Floor Centurion House 136 - 142 London Road) are great picks. For delicious green meals, The Rose and Crown Sandridge (24 High Street, Sandridge) and Côte Brasserie - St Albans (3 High Street) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in St. Albans.

When to visit St. Albans

St. Albans in November
Estimated hotel price
$225
1 night at 3-star hotel
St. Albans in November
Estimated hotel price
$225
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to St. Albans

Plane

When flying to St. Albans, you’ll arrive at London Luton Airport (LTN), which is located 14 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to St. Albans from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 26h 55m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving St. Albans, followed by Eurostar. The train journey from St. Albans to Oxford takes 1h 10m and costs around $43 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Peterborough, expect to pay about $65 for a 1h 28m trip. Located 3 km from the city centre, Saint Albans is the busiest station in St. Albans. Another popular train station is St. Albans How Wood, Herts, located 4 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to St. Albans is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 31 km from St. Albans. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to St. Albans, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Peterborough, the bus ride to St. Albans takes 177 km and will cost you around $11. From Bristol, the ticket costs about $7 for a journey of 209 km.

Plane

When flying to St. Albans, you’ll arrive at London Luton Airport (LTN), which is located 14 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to St. Albans from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 26h 55m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving St. Albans, followed by Eurostar. The train journey from St. Albans to Oxford takes 1h 10m and costs around $43 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Peterborough, expect to pay about $65 for a 1h 28m trip. Located 3 km from the city centre, Saint Albans is the busiest station in St. Albans. Another popular train station is St. Albans How Wood, Herts, located 4 km from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to St. Albans is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 31 km from St. Albans. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to St. Albans, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Peterborough, the bus ride to St. Albans takes 177 km and will cost you around $11. From Bristol, the ticket costs about $7 for a journey of 209 km.

Airports near St. Albans

Airlines serving St. Albans

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,560 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,612 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,293 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (487 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,596 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,950 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,894 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (868 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (924 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,180 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,687 reviews)
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Where to stay in St. Albans

Average rates range from around $203 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $261 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
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$192+
Thistle Express London Luton
3 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
$123+
ibis London Luton Airport
3 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
$152+
easyHotel London Luton
2 stars
Good (6.5, Good reviews)
$94+

Hiring a car in St. Albans

Expect to pay $3.06 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 $36.72 and $48.96. The most frequently booked car type in St. Albans is Intermediate (Kia Sportage or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Peugeot 208 or similar) is, on average, 12% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $3.06 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 $36.72 and $48.96. The most frequently booked car type in St. Albans is Intermediate (Kia Sportage or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Peugeot 208 or similar) is, on average, 12% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.