How to get from Watford to London

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from Watford to London

You can get from Watford to London by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Watford to London on 18 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:34Watford Junction0h18 08:52London Euston
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08:12Watford High Street0h40 08:52London Euston
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08:07Watford Junction0h18 08:25London Euston
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09:17Watford Junction0h19 09:36London Euston
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09:42Watford Junction0h20 10:02London Euston
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Travel Information to London from Watford

distanceDistance15 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£10 - £19
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £10 • 18 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £10 • 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or West Midlands Railway

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 15 miles from Watford to London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £10. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are National Express or West Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Watford to London.

How to Travel from Watford to London

Getting from Watford to London is easy. You can reach the capital in just over two hours by bus or in around 40 minutes by train. With readily available connections, what could be better than a day spent exploring London's many attractions? See the Tower of London and Big Ben or visit the Shard or the London Eye for amazing views over the city.

Train: There are around 192 trains from Watford to London each day. Trains from Watford High Street are provided by London Midland and they terminate at Euston Station while the service managed by London Overground allows passengers to alight at any Metropolitan Line station en route. Trains leave every 10-15 minutes.

Bus: National Express run buses from Watford to central London at two-hourly intervals. There is one change en route to Heathrow Airport and a typical journey takes just over two hours. Buses depart from Watford Junction, which is easily reached by bus or taxi from the city centre. All services terminate at Victoria Coach Station in the heart of London.

Travelling from Watford to London: Travel Tips

What is the cheapest way to travel from Watford to London?

Passengers looking to save on fares and travelling costs should take the bus to London from Watford.

What is the fastest way to get from Watford to London?

Those with less time to spare should take the direct train service from Watford to Euston Station in central London.

Travel Tips: Travel from Watford to London

Travel to London 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 Watford to London.

There are 4 travel options from Watford to London: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Watford to London. Tickets for a train cost on average £10.

This is compared to other travel options to London:

A train is about £9 less than a coach, which costs on average £19 for this route.

The fastest way to get to London from Watford is by train with an average travel time of 18 min.

There are alternative travel options to London that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 57 min.

The Watford to London distance is approximately 15 miles.

The average frequency per day from Watford to London is:

  • Around 15 coaches per day.
  • 151 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Watford and London as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Watford to London:

  • Most travellers take a train from Watford Junction to London Victoria.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Watford to London:

  • You can take a coach from Watford to London with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £19 with National Express from Watford to London.
  • You can travel to London from Watford by train with West Midlands Railway. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £10 with West Midlands Railway from Watford to London.

Yes, there are direct services available to London from Watford with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct train with West Midlands Railway or London Overground with 150 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to London as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Watford to London.

Omio customers who travel from Watford to London often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between London and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before travelling from Watford to London, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £19 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £10 one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Watford to London tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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