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Travelling to St Albans City Hospital

St Albans City Hospital
Waverley Road
St Albans

01727 866 122

St Albans City Hospital is situated in Waverley Road, a little distance from the city centre. Although it possible to walk to the Hospital from the city centre, a bus or a taxi may be preferable.

Both railway stations that serve St Albans are some distance from the Hospital, so if your journey to the Hospital involves rail travel, to continue your journey from the station, a bus 301 or the 653 or a taxi may be preferable to walking. Buses and taxis are available from outside the main Thameslink railway station. The S2 Bus stops at the main railway station and the Hospital. See the Intalink website for up to date timetables.

The other station that serves St Albans is St Albans Abbey on the Abbey Flyer line. Serving stations from Watford Junction, St Albans Abbey station sits at the bottom of Holywell Hill. For buses, come out of the station onto Holywell Hill, cross over the road and go right up towards the town. A bus stop is situated a short distance away.

Driving and parking

If you're arriving by car, our main entrance for patients accessing the site is via Waverley Road.

 Find out about car parking, how much it will cost and how to pay.

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Walking to St Albans City Hospital

If you are travelling to St Albans City Hospital on foot, you may like to plan your walk using one of our suggested routes. These are straightforward, clear routes to the Hospital making it easier for wheelchair users or visitors with prams or buggies.

View our suggested walking routes to St Albans City Hospital


We have facilities at all three hospital sites for staff and patients who choose to cycle in.

Public Transport

Buses stop regularly outside the hospital. To see which buses stop there, visit a website such as Google maps (other online map services are available) and search for Watford General Hospital. On the map that appears, use the zoom facility until you see small bus icons representing bus stops - see example image right .

Clicking on the bus icon on the map will show up to date information about buses serving that stop. Currently, buses serving Waverley Road are the 301 and 653.

Alternatively, visit the intalink website to view up to date bus timetables for Hertfordshire for journey planning.

By taxi

Infopoint help-points allow you to make free calls to taxi companies and public transport information lines to arrange your journey home. At St. Albans City Hospital, there are Infopoints located at:

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