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

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Train Gatwick Express  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria

$37 - $72

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Bus, line 724 bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Heathrow Central Bus Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 724 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road 724

$32 - $36

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Train Southern  •  2 h 9 min

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

$39 - $58

Train, line 602 bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Brighton to St Albans City
  2. Take the line 602 bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Watford, King Street 602

$39 - $49

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  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 1 h 27 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to Watford. However, there are services departing from Brighton, Preston Circus and arriving at Watford, Clarendon Road via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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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 2 h 9 min.

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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 1 h 27 min and costs £27 - £55.

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It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to get from Brighton to Watford, including transfers.

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Brighton to Watford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brighton, Preston Circus 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 1 h 27 min and costs £27 - £55. Alternatively, you can bus and line 724 bus, which costs £24 - £28 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Watford.
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  • Distance: 58.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 27 min

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

Gatwick Express operates a train from Brighton to Watford hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 55 min. Southern also services this route hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to Watford via Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 3 h 25 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Brighton to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
55 min
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
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
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
$7
Website
unobus.info
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, Preston Circus to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
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
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)

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Brighton to Watford bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), 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 1 h 27 min to drive from Brighton to Watford.

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