Start your journey in Bedford with its peaceful riverside walks and historic town centre. Enjoy a calming stroll along the tree-lined Embankment, hire a rowboat or pedal boat and enjoy a bite to eat along the riverside before heading to the station.
Further down the line you'll reach Luton, most known for its international airport, the town itself has lots to offer. Explore award-winning display of Mossman carriages at Stockwood Discovery Centre and the home of Luton's last tram.
Back on the train you'll soon arrive in St Albans, once considered to be one of the largest Roman cities in Britain.
Traces of the Roman life can still be explored today with the Verulamium Museum containing ancient treasures and artefacts. Visit the nearby Roman Theatre before a visit to the majestic St Albans Cathedral.
Do something different with the family and go Symbol Spotting! Simply buy child train ticket from a station along the Bedford to St Albans City route, pick up your Symbol Spot activity booklet and head off on an adventure.
Extend your trip and explore the Bedford to St Albans railway as part of our Romans to Code-Breakers itinerary.
This route is supported by Beds & Herts Community Rail Partnership. Like many scenic rail routes on this site, this group is part of community rail, a growing grassroots movement made up of community rail partnerships and groups across Britain. They engage communities and help people get the most from their railways, promoting social inclusion and sustainable travel and work alongside train operators to bring about improvements. Learn more and how you can get involved through the Community Rail Network website.