Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Watford

Showing times and prices for 22 May





The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Cardiff to Watford will cost around £ 60 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 60.

Great Western Railway
08:55Cardiff3h16 12:11Watford
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Train schedule Cardiff to Watford

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Great Western Railway
08:55Cardiff3h16 12:11Watford
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22 May
£60Great Western Railway
23 May
£48Great Western Railway
25 May
£46Great Western Railway
26 May
£58Great Western Railway
27 May
£49Great Western Railway
28 May
£59Great Western Railway

Fastest train times from Cardiff to Watford

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Fastest Journey

3 h 16 m


3 h 16 m

Trains per day



193 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Cardiff for Watford every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 193 km distance in an average of 3 h 16 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 16 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 16 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Great Western Railway
08:55Cardiff3h16 12:11Watford
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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Watford

distanceDistance120 miles (193 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price£64 (€72)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day

Trains from Cardiff to Watford cover the 120 miles (193 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 7 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £64, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £46. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Watford Junction.

Travel Tips: Trains from Cardiff to Watford

Travel by train to Watford easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Watford.

What is the cost of cheap trains between Cardiff and Watford?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Cardiff to Watford for as little as £46  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train ticket from Cardiff to Watford on average?

If you’re looking to book tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cardiff to Watford train prices are on average £64  one way.

What is the distance by train from Cardiff to Watford?

The Cardiff to Watford train distance is approximately 120 miles (193 km).

How long does it take from Cardiff to Watford by train?

While the time it takes to travel 120 miles (193 km) to Watford from Cardiff can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Cardiff to Watford is on average 3 h 7 min.

Which train station from Cardiff to Watford do I depart from? Which Watford train station from Cardiff do I arrive in?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Watford Junction.

Where is the Cardiff train station located? Where is the Watford train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Cardiff Central, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 km) from the city centre of Cardiff. The most popular arrival train station in Watford, called Watford Junction, is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from its city centre.

How many train services per day are there between Cardiff and Watford?

On average, there are 16 trains a day from Cardiff to Watford. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Cardiff to Watford? When does the last train depart from Cardiff to Watford?

The earliest train for this route departs from Cardiff at 07: 41. The last train leaves from Cardiff at 12: 54. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Cardiff to Watford and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

How early should I buy train tickets from Cardiff to Watford to score the best deals?

You can find a train from Cardiff to Watford to cost on average £64 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Cardiff to Watford train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip between Cardiff and Watford.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway