There are 5 ways to get from Banbury to Watford Junction by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 57m

  1. Take the train from Banbury to Coventry
  2. Take the train from Coventry to Watford Junction

£49 - £147

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Bus, line 724 bus  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Banbury to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 724 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford Junction station 724

£12 - £16

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the train from Banbury to Beaconsfield
  2. Take the bus from Beaconsfield, Maxwell Road to Watford, Beechen Grove North 103 - Chiltern Hundreds

£26 - £36

Bus  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Banbury Town Centre, Calthorpe Street to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East S4
  2. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, High Street to Aylesbury Bus Stn
  3. Take the bus from Aylesbury Bus Stn to Watford, Beechen Grove North 500

£12 - £16

Drive  •  1h 12m

  1. Drive from Banbury to Watford Junction 61.1 miles

£10 - £15

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The cheapest way to get from Banbury to Watford Junction is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Banbury to Watford Junction is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Banbury to Watford Junction station. However, there are services departing from Banbury and arriving at Watford Junction station via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Banbury to Watford Junction. However, there are services departing from Banbury and arriving at Watford Junction via Coventry. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 57m.

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The distance between Banbury and Watford Junction is 49 miles. The road distance is 61.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Banbury to Watford Junction without a car is to train which takes 1h 57m and costs £45 - £150.

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It takes approximately 1h 57m to get from Banbury to Watford Junction, including transfers.

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Banbury to Watford Junction bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Banbury station.

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Banbury to Watford Junction train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Banbury station.

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The best way to get from Banbury to Watford Junction is to train which takes 1h 57m and costs £45 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus and line 724 bus, which costs £11 - £17 and takes 2h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Banbury to Watford Junction.
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  • Distance: 49.2 miles
  • Duration: 1h 57m

What companies run services between Banbury, England and Watford Junction, England?

You can take a train from Banbury to Watford Junction via Coventry in around 1h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Banbury to Watford Junction via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 2h 57m.

Train operators
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Coventry to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £110
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £40
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£75 - £110
Chiltern Railways
Phone
+44 345 600 5165
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Train from Banbury to Beaconsfield
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £35
Website
chilternrailways.co.uk
Advance Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £35
Bus operators
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from Beaconsfield, Maxwell Road to Watford, Beechen Grove North
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £6
Website
Carousel Buses
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Banbury to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£5 - £8
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National Express
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford Junction station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Green Line
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Banbury Town Centre, Calthorpe Street to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Website
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, High Street to Aylesbury Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury Bus Stn to Watford, Beechen Grove North
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£1
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Banbury to Watford Junction bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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Banbury to Watford Junction train services, operated by London Northwestern Railway, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Banbury to Watford Junction is 61 miles. It takes approximately 1h 12m to drive from Banbury to Watford Junction.

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