COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply in United Kingdom. Learn More.

There are 5 ways to get from Brighton to Watford by train, subway, 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 via London Victoria  •  1h 34m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

£22 - £70

Cheapest option

Bus, line 724 bus  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Brighton, Preston Circus to Heathrow Central Bus Station 201
  2. Take the line 724 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road 724

£12 - £16

3 alternative options

Train, subway  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Bridge
  2. Take the subway from London Bridge station to Stanmore station Jubilee

£18 - £46

Train  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Watford High Street

Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Brighton to Watford 83.7 miles

£14 - £21

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in United Kingdom

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions may still be in place within United Kingdom. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for United Kingdom.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for United Kingdom.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

There are currently lockdown measures within United Kingdom to control the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Domestic travel within United Kingdom may be affected.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for United Kingdom

Lockdown measures are currently in place for United Kingdom. Leaving United Kingdom may be in violation of local restrictions.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for United Kingdom

Currently, we are unable to provide international travel restriction information for United Kingdom relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the latest travel status in United Kingdom, please check government recommendations.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for United Kingdom

Last updated: July 8 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brighton to Watford is to bus and line 724 bus which costs £11 - £17 and takes 4h 16m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Brighton to Watford is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 27m.

More details

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 4h 16m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Brighton to Watford. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Watford Junction via Victoria station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 34m.

More details

The distance between Brighton and Watford is 59 miles. The road distance is 83.7 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Brighton to Watford without a car is to train via London Victoria which takes 1h 34m and costs £22 - £70.

More details

It takes approximately 1h 34m to get from Brighton to Watford, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Brighton to Watford is to train via London Victoria which takes 1h 34m and costs £22 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus and line 724 bus, which costs £11 - £17 and takes 4h 16m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Brighton to Watford.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 58.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 34m

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

You can take a train from Brighton to Watford via London Victoria, Victoria station, Euston station, and London Euston in around 1h 34m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton to Watford via Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 4h 16m.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£15 - £45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£15 - £21
Anytime 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Brighton to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£15 - £21
Anytime 1st Class
£30 - £45
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
Train from London Euston to Watford High Street
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Brighton to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £28
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£22 - £28
Train from Brighton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£24 - £30
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£24 - £30
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from London Bridge station to Stanmore station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
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
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £9
Website
Green Line

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

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

More details

Brighton to Watford train services, operated by London Overground, arrive at Watford High Street station.

More details

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

Get driving directions

There are 5432+ hotels available in Watford. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details