Planning your visit

Opening hours

08.30 - 17.45
Please note:

The Cathedral is normally open every day, but occasionally services or special events mean that access for visitors has to be restricted. If you are coming from a long distance or with a group it is best to check with us first in order to avoid disappointment.

How to find us

The Cathedral is situated in the centre of the historic city of St Albans
There is no visitor parking available at the Cathedral.

Travelling to St Albans

St Albans Cathedral and City have recently become founder members of international Green Pilgrimage Network. We hope you will consider your method of transport before your visit. St Albans is fortunate to have excellent rail links and bus services helping the city to lower carbon emissions and their impact on the environment. You can find out more about the carbon impact of your journey and about the Green Pilgrimage network here.

By Rail

London’s St Pancras International Station is only 20 minutes away from St Albans on the First Capital Connect line and there are frequent services throughout the day and night. The rail service also connects St Albans to Luton, London Luton airport and Bedford in the north, and Gatwick airport and Brighton heading south. You can now travel to St Albans from over 100 destinations across France, Belgium and the Netherlands via the new St Pancras International station on the Eurostar.

St Albans is also connected to Watford via the Abbey Line. Trains from Watford Junction serve the North London Line and the West Coast mainline.

Both St Albans City Station and St Albans Abbey Station are within a short walking distance of the Cathedral (approximately 10-15 minutes).

By Bus and Coach

St Albans is well connected on the local bus network with services from North London, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Harpenden, Luton and Watford. The Green Line 724 service links St Albans with Heathrow airport and West London, Harlow and Essex, National Express coaches provide services that link the neighbouring towns of Hatfield and Hemel Hempstead with Stansted, Heathrow, Luton, Gatwick, Oxford and Cambridge.

By Car

Close to the M1 (Junctions 6 – 10), A1(M) (Junctions 3 & 4), and M25 (Junctions 21a & 22), St Albans is easily accessible from all parts of the UK. Car and coach parking is available at Westminster Lodge, south of the cathedral.

Click here for information on other car parks in the city centre, which are all within a short walking distance from the Cathedral.

By Air

Both London Luton and Gatwick airports are directly linked to St Albans by rail. London Heathrow and Stansted airports are also easily accessible.

Access for people with disability

There is lift access to the Shrine chapel.

Ramps are provided through most of the Cathedral. Disabled toilet facilities are situated in the South Presbytery aisle (between the South Transept & the Retro Quire).

Wheelchair access is through the West Doors or the Slype.

Plan of the CathedralPlan of the Cathedral (click for a larger picture)
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