There are 5 ways to get from Bedford to Watford by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

$19 - $57

Cheapest option

Line 81 bus, bus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the line 81 bus from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) to Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre 81
  2. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Watford, Clarendon Road 321|Sapphire

$13 - $16

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to St Albans City
  2. Take the bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Watford, Town Hall 724 / ...

$20 - $25

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bedford to Watford 41.1 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Watford 41.1 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Watford is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Watford is to taxi which costs £140 - £180 and takes 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford to Watford. However, there are services departing from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) and arriving at Watford, Clarendon Road via Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bedford to Watford. However, there are services departing from Bedford and arriving at Watford Junction via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 19 min.

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The distance between Bedford and Watford is 33 miles. The road distance is 41.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Watford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 19 min and costs £14 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to get from Bedford to Watford, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bedford to Watford is to train which takes 1 h 19 min and costs £14 - £45. Alternatively, you can line 81 bus and bus, which costs £9 - £12 and takes 2 h 24 min.

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Bedford to Watford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Watford, Clarendon Road station.

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Bedford to Watford train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Watford.
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  • Distance: 33.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Bedford to Watford via London St Pancras International and London Euston in around 1 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Watford via Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre and Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) in around 2 h 24 min.

Train operators
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
40 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
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
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Watford, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Uno
Website
unobus.info
Bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Watford, King Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Website
unobus.info
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) to Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Bedford to Watford
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
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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