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Birmingham to St Albans by train

  • First train
    05:19
  • Last train
    23:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 10m
  • Distance
    134 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 59m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Birmingham to St Albans by train

Fast trains from Birmingham to St Albans take around 2 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 134 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Birmingham and St Albans.

1. Are there direct trains from Birmingham to St Albans?

Journeys between Birmingham and St Albans usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Birmingham to St Albans every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 22 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Birmingham to St Albans?

The Birmingham to St Albans train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Birmingham to St Albans train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to St Albans is usually scheduled to depart Birmingham around 05:19 and the last train is around 23:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Birmingham around 05:22, and the last at 23:00.

When to book Birmingham to St Albans train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Birmingham to St Albans by train.

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Which train companies operate between Birmingham and St Albans?

More than one train company operates on the route from Birmingham to St Albans, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

St Albans to Birmingham by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.