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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to London Waterloo

$43 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus, line 724 bus  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 724 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road 724

$38 - $43

2 alternative options

Train, line 800 bus, bus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Bournemouth to Reading
  2. Take the line 800 bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) 800 / ...
  3. Take the bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Watford, Beechen Grove

$62 - $87

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Bournemouth to Watford 109.8 miles

$23 - $35

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bournemouth to Watford is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bournemouth to Watford is to drive which costs £18 - £27 and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between Bournemouth and Watford is 92 miles. The road distance is 109.8 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Bournemouth to Watford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bournemouth station to Watford. However, there are services departing from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road and arriving at Watford, Clarendon Road via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

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

South Western Railway operates a train from Bournemouth to Watford hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bournemouth to Watford via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 3 h 37 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road to London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Watford, Beechen Grove
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Carousel Buses

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