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Trip Summary

There are 42 daily trains from Watford to London. Traveling by train from Watford to London usually takes around 44 minutes, but the fastest West Midlands Railway train can make the trip in 16 minutes.

Distance15 mi (25 km)
Fastest train0h 16m
Lowest price$7.95
Trains per day124
Most frequent serviceLondon Overground
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Watford to London?

There are 3 train lines with service from Watford to London. London Overground is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 19 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
London Overground190h 39m$9.93
Southern60h 40m$12.39
West Midlands Railway191h 6m$18.65
  • London Overground

    London Overground

    London Overground train tickets from Watford to London start from $8, and on average cost . Daily there are 19 London Overground schedules to London. London Overground in Watford leaves from Watford Junction and 2 other stations. And in London trains arrive at Harlesden Station and 14 other train stations.

    From Watford to London train travel on London Overground takes 0 hours and 39 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, London Overground offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 16 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, London Overground offers 114 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

  • Southern

    Southern

    Southern train tickets from Watford to London start from $10, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Southern schedules to London. Southern in Watford leaves from Watford Junction . And in London trains arrive at Kensington Olympia and 8 other train stations.

    From Watford to London train travel on Southern takes 0 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, Southern offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 16 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Southern offers 35 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

  • West Midlands Railway

    West Midlands Railway

    West Midlands Railway train tickets from Watford to London start from $8, and on average cost . Daily there are 19 West Midlands Railway schedules to London. West Midlands Railway in Watford leaves from Watford Junction and one other station. And in London trains arrive at Balham Station and 9 other train stations.

    From Watford to London train travel on West Midlands Railway takes 1 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to London faster, West Midlands Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 16 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, West Midlands Railway offers 41 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to London.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Watford to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Watford to London?

The distance between Watford and London is approximately 15 miles, or 25 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 16 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to London.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Watford to London are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Watford at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Watford to London?

There are 42 scheduled trains on most days. 124 of these are direct connections to London. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

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 Watford?

Main departure station: Watford Junction

Watford has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to London.

All train stations in Watford:

  • Watford Junction

  • Bushey

  • Watford High Street

Where is the train station in London?

Main arrival station: Harlesden Station

There are more train stations and stops in London than most cities. Most trains from Watford will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in London:

All train stations in London:

  • Harlesden Station

  • Queens Park (London)

  • Kilburn High Rd

  • South Hampstead

  • Kensal Green Station

  • Euston railway station (Stop B)

  • Balham Station

  • Clapham Junction

  • Kensington Olympia

  • Wandsworth Common

  • Streatham Common

  • Shepherd'S Bush

  • West Brompton Station

  • Imperial Wharf Station

  • Norbury Train Station - Southern Railway

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