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

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Train  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

$20 - $45

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Bus  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Chelmsford City Centre, station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station 59
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station to Watford Junction station 724

$20 - $22

2 alternative options

Train, subway, line 142 bus  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the subway from Stratford station to Stanmore station
  3. Take the line 142 bus from Stanmore Station to Watford, St Mary's Road 142

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Chelmsford to Watford 50.6 miles

$10 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Chelmsford to Watford is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chelmsford to Watford is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 52 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chelmsford station to Watford station. However, there are services departing from Chelmsford City Centre, station and arriving at Watford Junction station via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

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The distance between Chelmsford and Watford is 38 miles. The road distance is 50.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Watford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs £15 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to get from Chelmsford to Watford, including transfers.

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Chelmsford to Watford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Chelmsford City Centre, station.

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The best way to get from Chelmsford to Watford is to train which takes 1 h 11 min and costs £15 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £17 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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Chelmsford to Watford bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chelmsford to Watford is 51 miles. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Chelmsford to Watford.

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Map of how to get from Chelmsford to Watford.
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  • Distance: 37.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 11 min

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

You can take a train from Chelmsford to Watford via London Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street station, Euston Square station, and London Euston in around 1 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chelmsford to Watford via Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station in around 3 h 53 min.

Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Chelmsford to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
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
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$189
Sleeper Seat
$15 - $22
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
London Sovereign
Website
ratpdevlondon.com
Bus from Stanmore Station to Watford, St Mary's Road
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
ratpdevlondon.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
First in Essex
Website
firstgroup.com
Bus from Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
firstgroup.com
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station to Watford Junction station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk

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