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There are 13 ways to get from Edinburgh to Watford Junction by train, bus, night train, car, plane or subway

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via King's Cross St. Pancras station  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

£59 - £431

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Bus  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to HEATHROW Airport London T2,3 National Express

£20 - £27

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Train  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Watford Junction

£140 - £500

Train via Birmingham  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Watford Junction

£159 - £566

Train via Liverpool  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Liverpool Lime Street
  2. Take the train from Liverpool South Parkway to Watford Junction

£149 - £222

Night train  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the night train from Haymarket to Watford Junction

£140 - £500

Drive  •  6h 29m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Watford Junction 364.7 miles

£60 - £90

Fly Edinburgh to London City, subway, train  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the subway from Bank station to Euston station
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

£70 - £329

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, subway  •  4h 5m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the subway from Paddington station to Harrow & Wealdstone station

£45 - £242

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, subway, train  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  2. Take the subway from Tottenham Hale station to Euston station
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

£50 - £199

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, bus  •  4h 31m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the bus from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH to Watford, Railway Bridge

£42 - £118

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Watford Junction

£47 - £118

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Luton  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN

£60 - £225

Edinburgh → Watford Junction
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Watford Junction is to bus which costs £20 - £27 and takes 10h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Watford Junction is to fly and subway and train which costs £65 - £330 and takes 3h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Watford Junction station. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Watford Junction station via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 34m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Watford Junction. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5h 27m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Watford Junction is 319 miles. The road distance is 364.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Watford Junction without a car is to train via King's Cross St. Pancras station which takes 4h 45m and costs £55 - £440.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from Edinburgh to Watford Junction, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Watford Junction bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Watford Junction train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Watford Junction is to train via King's Cross St. Pancras station which takes 4h 45m and costs £55 - £440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £20 - £27 and takes 10h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Watford Junction.
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  • Distance: 319.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 45m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Watford Junction, England?

LNER operates a train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross hourly. Tickets cost £50 - £390 and the journey takes 4h 18m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to HEATHROW Airport London T2,3 once daily. Tickets cost £14 - £18 and the journey takes 8h 45m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £140
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£45 - £160
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £150
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £440
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £300
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £280
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£29 - £200
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £390
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £240
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £390
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£140 - £500
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£140 - £190
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£370 - £500
Train from Edinburgh to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£130 - £440
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£130 - £170
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£330 - £440
Train from Birmingham New Street to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £130
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£95 - £130
Night train from Haymarket to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£140 - £500
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£140 - £200
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£370 - £500
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £26
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£19 - £26
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Birmingham New Street to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£29 - £40
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£29 - £40
Train from Liverpool South Parkway to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£55 - £80
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £80
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Liverpool Lime Street
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
£35 - £50
Off-Peak Day Single
£55 - £85
Anytime Day Single
£90 - £130
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Bank station to Euston station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Paddington station to Harrow & Wealdstone station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Tottenham Hale station to Euston station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
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 Edinburgh to HEATHROW Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Edinburgh to Watford Junction bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at HEATHROW Airport London T2,3 station.

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Edinburgh to Watford Junction train services, operated by LNER, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Watford Junction is 365 miles. It takes approximately 6h 29m to drive from Edinburgh to Watford Junction.

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KLM and British Airways offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 9015+ hotels available in Watford Junction. Prices start at £75 per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 29 min and costs £1 - £6.

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