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London - Watford Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 43 daily trains from London to Watford. Traveling by train from London to Watford usually takes around 44 minutes, but the fastest West Midlands Railway train can make the trip in 14 minutes.

Distance15 mi (25 km)
Fastest train0h 14m
Lowest price$8.10
Trains per day61
Most frequent serviceLondon Overground
Train lines4

Which train should you take from London to Watford?

There are 4 train lines with service from London to Watford. London Overground is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 16 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
London Overground160h 38m$10.29
South Western Railway11h 44m$21.10
Southern190h 57m$16.44
West Midlands Railway100h 23m$15.75
  • London Overground

    London Overground

    London Overground train tickets from London to Watford start from $8, and on average cost . Daily there are 16 London Overground schedules to Watford. London Overground in London leaves from Harlesden Station and 10 other stations. And in Watford trains arrive at Watford Junction and 2 other train stations.

    From London to Watford train travel on London Overground takes 0 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to Watford faster, London Overground offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 14 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, London Overground offers 53 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Watford.

  • South Western Railway

    South Western Railway

    South Western Railway train tickets from London to Watford start from $21, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 South Western Railway schedules to Watford. South Western Railway in London leaves from Clapham Junction . And in Watford trains arrive at Watford Junction .

    From London to Watford train travel on South Western Railway takes 1 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Watford faster, South Western Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 14 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Watford on a weekend there is typically one South Western Railway scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from London.

  • Southern

    Southern

    Southern train tickets from London to Watford start from $10, and on average cost . Daily there are 19 Southern schedules to Watford. Southern in London leaves from Balham Station and 8 other stations. And in Watford trains arrive at Watford Junction .

    From London to Watford train travel on Southern takes 0 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Watford faster, Southern offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 14 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Southern offers 43 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Watford.

  • West Midlands Railway

    West Midlands Railway

    West Midlands Railway train tickets from London to Watford start from $15, and on average cost . Daily there are 10 West Midlands Railway schedules to Watford. West Midlands Railway in London leaves from Euston railway station (Stop B) . And in Watford trains arrive at Watford Junction .

    From London to Watford train travel on West Midlands Railway takes 0 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Watford faster, West Midlands Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 14 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, West Midlands Railway offers 11 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Watford.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from London to Watford 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 London to Watford?

The distance between London and Watford 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 14 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Watford.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from London to Watford tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs London 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 London to Watford?

There are 43 scheduled trains on most days. 61 of these are direct connections to Watford. 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 Watford 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: Euston railway station (Stop B)

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 12 stops and stations in London where you can board the train.

All train stations in London:

  • Euston railway station (Stop B)

  • Harlesden Station

  • Balham Station

  • Kensal Green Station

  • Clapham Junction

  • West Brompton Station

  • Kensington Olympia

  • Shepherd'S Bush

  • Imperial Wharf Station

  • Streatham Common

  • Norbury Train Station - Southern Railway

  • Queens Park (London)

Where is the train station in Watford?

Main arrival station: Watford Junction

There are more train stations and stops in Watford than most cities. Most trains from London will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Watford:

All train stations in Watford:

  • Watford Junction

  • Bushey

  • Watford High Street

Need a return trip from Watford to London?

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