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London - Hertford Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 7 daily train trips between London and Hertford. The average train journey from London to Hertford takes 48 minutes, but some Great Northern train trips are as short as 43 minutes.

Distance20 mi (32 km)
Fastest train0h 43m
Lowest price$22.63
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceGreater Anglia
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from London to Hertford

Monthly average prices

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Which train should you take from London to Hertford?

2 train services operate from London to Hertford. Greater Anglia usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Great Northern30h 44m$23.89
Greater Anglia40h 52m$22.63
  • Great Northern is a UK-based rail company that serves commuter towns north of London. The company is owned by Thameslink and offers a contemporary train fleet with complimentary WiFi. The company primarily serves towns such as Potters Bar, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, and Hitchin While standard-class seats can be hard to secure due to high demand at peak hours, first-class compartments offer a quieter, more peaceful journey.

  • Greater Anglia is an east-of-England train company that serves Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, and Cambridgeshire. Greater Anglia is known for providing affordable travel options and is in the process of upgrading its train cars with WiFi. Restrooms are available onboard, and power outlets are available at some seats.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between London and Hertford is approximately 20 miles, or 32 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 43 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Hertford.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from London to Hertford on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs London at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 7 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from London to Hertford.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Hertford to London.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where is the train station in London?

Main departure station: London Liverpool St

There are two stations in London where you can board the train to Hertford.

All train stations in London:

  • London Liverpool St

  • Kings Cross Station

Where is the train station in Hertford?

Main arrival station: Hertford East Station

Hertford receives travelers from London at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Hertford:

  • Hertford East Station

  • Hertford North Station

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