There are 4 ways to get from Chelmsford to Watford by train, subway, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

$23 - $47

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Bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 59
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Watford Junction Railway Station 724

$19 - $21

2 alternative options

Train, Tube  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the Tube from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Watford Underground Station Metropolitan

$20 - $29

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Watford 50.6 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Watford is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Watford is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Watford station. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station and arriving at Watford Junction Railway Station via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Watford is 38 miles. The road distance is 50.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Watford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 12 min and costs £17 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 12 min to get from Chelmsford to Watford, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Watford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Watford is to train which takes 1 h 12 min and costs £17 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £16 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Watford.
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  • Distance: 37.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 12 min

What companies run services between Chelmsford, England and Watford, England?

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Watford via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street Underground Station, Euston Square Underground Station, and London Euston in around 1 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Watford via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) in around 3 h 18 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Railway Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn) to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Website
firstgroup.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Watford Junction Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)

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