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

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Train  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross

$32 - $58

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Bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Luton National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Watford, Clarendon Road 321|Sapphire

$12 - $18

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Hatfield (Herts)
  2. Take the bus from Hatfield Railway Station to Watford, Town Hall 724 / ...

$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, Clarendon Road via Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 48 min.

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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 15 min and costs £24 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1 h 15 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 15 min and costs £24 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £14 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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Cambridge to Watford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Watford, Clarendon Road 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 15 min

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

Great Northern operates a train from Cambridge to Watford hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 48 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Watford via Luton and Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) in around 2 h 48 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 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
$18 - $25
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Hatfield Railway Station to Watford, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Uno
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Hatfield Railway Station to Watford, King Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
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 Cambridge Parkside to Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 (Luton Railway Station) to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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