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Overview: Bus from Stansted to St Albans

distanceDistance25 miles (40 km)
changesDirect busYes

Buses from Stansted to St Albans cover the 25 miles (40 km) long journey with our travel partners like. There are direct bus services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Stansted Airport and arrive in St. Albans, St Peter's Street (Stop 5).

Buses from Stansted to St Albans

National Express operates regular buses between Stansted and St Albans. All buses depart from the bus station at Stansted Airport and arrive into St Albans city center. This service is not direct, as buses stop at Heathrow Airport and passengers are required to change for the second leg of their journey.  There are 11 buses daily between Stansted and St Albans.

Which bus companies travel from Stansted to St Albans?

National Express operate buses from Stansted to St Albans, although passengers also need to transfer to a third-party provider when making the change at Heathrow Airport. The first bus of the day to St Albans departs from Stansted Airport bus Station at 4:00 a.m and the quickest journeys take three hours 25 minutes.  

How long is the bus from Stansted to St Albans?

The fastest bus journeys from Stansted to St Albans take three hours 25 minutes, and average journey times are approximately four hours. Although the distance from Stansted to St Albans is approximately 43 miles, journey times are comparatively long because all buses stop at Heathrow Airport.  The non-stop journey to Heathrow Airport takes around one hour 30 minutes, and passengers then need to change to the connecting Green Line bus service which could entail waits of up to one hour. 

How many buses are there from Stansted to St Albans?

There are 11 buses from Stansted to St Albans on weekdays, and at weekends there are ten on Saturdays and seven on Sundays. The first bus on weekdays departs from Stansted at 4:00 a.m and the last weekday bus leaves at 7:40 p.m. Journey times average around four hours, and all buses stop at Heathrow Airport.  

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Stansted to St Albans?

Departure bus station: Buses to St Albans depart from Stansted Airport bus Station. The bus station is open 24/7 and on-site amenities include automated ticket machines, waiting areas, car parking, a coffee shop, eatery, and newsagents. 

Arrival bus station: Buses from Stansted to St Albans arrive in the city center, either outside the St Albans railroad Station or at Victoria Street St Albans Station Car Park. Passengers can access all available facilities within the train station and local or regional buses also stop in these locations. 

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FAQs
How far is St Albans from Stansted by bus?
The bus distance from Stansted to St Albans is around 25 miles (40 km).
What station does the bus from Stansted to St Albans depart from? Which St Albans bus station do I come into from Stansted?

There are a few bus stations in Stansted to start your journey from including Stansted, London Stansted Airport and London, Stansted Airport Coach Station. In St Albans you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including St. Albans, St Peter's Street (Stop 5) and St. Albans, St Albans City Railway Station (Stop C).

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Stansted Airport   and arrive in St. Albans, St Peter's Street (Stop 5).

Where is the departure bus station in Stansted located? Where is the arrival bus station in St Albans located?

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Stansted Airport and travel around 2.7 miles (4.3 km) from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at St. Albans, St Peter's Street (Stop 5) and need to travel approximately 0.3 miles (452 m) from the bus station to the city center in St Albans.

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