There are 6 ways to get from Bedford to Royston by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 72 bus, train  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the line 72 bus from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) to Arlesey, The Old Oak 72
  2. Take the train from Hitchin to Royston

$19 - $25

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Line 71 bus, bus  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the line 71 bus from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) to Hitchin, Bancroft 71 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hitchin to Royston National Express / ...

$16 - $20

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Train  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Royston

$33 - $62

Line 72 bus, line 91 bus  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the line 72 bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Hitchin, Bancroft 72 / ...
  2. Take the line 91 bus from Letchworth Railway Station East to Royston, Bus Station 91

$20 - $22

Taxi  •  33 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bedford to Royston 27.7 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Royston 27.7 miles

$5 - $9

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bedford to Royston. However, there are services departing from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) and arriving at Royston, The Green via Hitchin and Royston, Tesco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bedford to Royston. However, there are services departing from Bedford and arriving at Royston via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 14 min.

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The distance between Bedford and Royston is 20 miles. The road distance is 27.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Royston without a car is to line 72 bus and train which takes 1 h 35 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Bedford to Royston, including transfers.

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Bedford to Royston bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) station.

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Bedford to Royston train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Bedford station.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Royston is to train which takes 2 h 14 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 71 bus and bus, which costs and takes 2 h 23 min.

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Bedford to Royston bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Royston station.

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Bedford to Royston train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Royston station.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Royston.
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  • Distance: 19.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

What companies run services between Bedford, England and Royston, Hertfordshire, England?

You can take a train from Bedford to Royston via London St Pancras International and London St Pancras International LL in around 2 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Royston via Hitchin, Bancroft, Hitchin, Royston, and Royston, Tesco in around 2 h 23 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hitchin to Royston
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Royston
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hitchin to Royston
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) to Arlesey, The Old Oak
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) to Hitchin, Bancroft
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, St Paul's Square (Corn Exchange) to Hitchin, Bancroft
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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 Hitchin to Royston
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Richmonds Coaches
Phone
01763 848226
Email
postbox@richmonds-coaches.co.uk
Website
richmonds-coaches.co.uk
Bus from Letchworth Railway Station East to Royston, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
richmonds-coaches.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Bedford to Royston
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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Yes, the driving distance between Bedford to Royston is 28 miles. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Bedford to Royston.

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There are 398+ hotels available in Royston. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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