The three towns of Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring are just north of London, and are all easy to access by road, rail and by air.
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Hemel Hempstead is easily accessible from the M1, the A41 (off junction 20 of the M25), or the A414.
The A41 is a fast dual-carriageway linking Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring, or enjoy the quieter scenic route of the A4251 to explore the country villages throughout the area.
National Rail (London Midland) metro services offer a direct and simple way to travel to Hertfordshire from the capital including to Kings Langley through to Tring, taking you to leading attractions and locations from central London in as little as 15-20 minutes. All local rail services start their journey from London Euston, calling at stations to Kings Langley and Tring. For those travelling from the North West, a number Virgin West Coast fast services stop at Milton Keynes Central, where you can connect into local rail services through to Tring, Kings Langley and onward to London Euston. In addition, London Overground services are available to Watford Junction from the Capital, where you can join the London Midland local services for your onward journey towards Kings Langley / Tring.
Great value tickets – Off-Peak benefits
- Weekends are entirely off-peak
- Avoid the morning and evening rush hours on weekdays for best value and a comfortable journey
- No need to pre-book, available for standard and first class
- Railcard discounts apply to most Off-Peak tickets
- Do also check out PlusBus rail add-on tickets to allow unlimited onward bus travel from the station within that town’s bus zone. (Check Rail operator’s website for full details and terms and conditions)
- If travelling from London, Oyster or contactless debit cards can be used on TfL services as far as Watford Junction only – (check operator’s website for full details).
Rail and metro services operated by Govia Thameslink Railway (via its Thameslink and Great Northern lines) serve South, Central and North Herts. London Midland covers Southwest and West Herts, alongside some Southern Rail services. Abellio Greater Anglia serves East Herts and the Lea Valley attractions. The Transport for London network also reaches parts of Hertfordshire direct, such as the Metropolitan Line to Watford and Three Rivers area and London Overground to Cheshunt and the southern Lea Valley. If travelling from the Midlands or North, West and East Coast mainline services often stops at Watford Junction and Stevenage.
Hertfordshire County Council runs the Intalink Partnership, whose members include all of the Bus Companies operating in the county. With the exception of a small number of TfL services crossing the border with London, Oyster and contactless are not available on our buses, so you will need to pay a driver in cash, or some operators provide an m-ticket option for use on a smartphone. The Explorer ticket offers great value for group travel for up to four adults on any bus within Hertfordshire and from selected locations outside the County (but not London).
London Luton is the closest airport with National Express 707 running direct to Hemel Hempstead (approximately 25 minutes).
We hope you enjoy your journey!