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

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Train  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

$29 - $58

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Bus  •  3 h

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Luton National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange to Watford, Market Street 321 - Sapphire

$12 - $18

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Hatfield (Herts)
  2. Take the bus from Hatfield station to Watford, High Street 602

$24 - $31

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Watford 51.8 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Watford is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Watford is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Watford. However, there are services departing from Cambridge Parkside and arriving at Watford, Market Street via Luton Station Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h.

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The distance between Cambridge and Watford is 44 miles. The road distance is 51.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Watford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs £22 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to get from Cambridge to Watford, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Watford is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs £22 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £15 and takes 3 h.

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Cambridge to Watford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Watford, Market Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Watford is 52 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Cambridge to Watford.

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  • Distance: 43.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Watford via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Euston station, and London Euston in around 1 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Watford via Luton and Luton Station Interchange in around 3 h.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Hatfield (Herts)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to Hatfield (Herts)
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $22
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$4 - $7
Cash
$8 - $12
Oyster Card
$6 - $10
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 Cambridge Parkside to Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Watford, Market Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Uno
Phone
01707 255764
Email
unobus@herts.ac.uk
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Hatfield station to Watford, High Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Website
unobus.info

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