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

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Train  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Watford Junction

$39 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus, line 724 bus  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to Gatwick Airport London South 025 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 201 / ...
  3. Take the line 724 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road 724

$37 - $48

2 alternative options

Train, line 306 bus  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to City Thameslink
  2. Take the line 306 bus from Elstree & Borehamwood station to Watford, High Street 306

Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Brighton to Watford 83.8 miles

$18 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Watford is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to Watford is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to Watford. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Watford, Clarendon Road via Gatwick Airport London South and Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brighton to Watford. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Watford Junction via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 6m.

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The distance between Brighton and Watford is 59 miles. The road distance is 83.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Watford without a car is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs £29 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2h 6m to get from Brighton to Watford, including transfers.

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

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Brighton to Watford train services, operated by Southern, depart from Brighton station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Watford is to train which takes 2h 6m and costs £29 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 724 bus, which costs £28 - £40 and takes 3h 54m.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Watford.
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  • Distance: 58.5 miles
  • Duration: 2h 6m

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

You can take a train from Brighton to Watford via Clapham Junction in around 2h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to Watford via Gatwick Airport London South, Heathrow Airport London T2,3, and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 3h 54m.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Bus operators
Sullivan Buses
Phone
01707 646 803
Website
sullivanbuses.co.uk
Bus from Elstree & Borehamwood station to Watford, High Street
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
sullivanbuses.co.uk
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 Brighton to Gatwick Airport London South
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
National Express
Bus from Gatwick Airport London South to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Website
Megabus UK
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk

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Brighton to Watford bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at Watford, Clarendon Road station.

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Brighton to Watford train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brighton to Watford is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Brighton to Watford.

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