York to St Albans by train

  • First train
    04:40
  • Last train
    22:21
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 31m
  • Distance
    251 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    40
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr
  • Train operators

Travelling from York to St Albans by train

Fast trains from York to St Albans take around 2 hours and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 251 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between York and St Albans.

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

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

We usually find around 41 departures on the route from York to St Albans every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The York to St Albans train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to St Albans is usually scheduled to depart York around 04:40 and the last train is around 22:21. At weekends the first train of the day leaves York around 07:01, and the last at 21:00.

When to book York 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 York to St Albans by train.

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Which train companies operate between York and St Albans?

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

  • East Coast
  • Grand Central
  • Grand Central Railway
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

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

St Albans to York 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.