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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

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London T2,3

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Train

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Watford Junction

Night train

  1. Take the night train from Haymarket to Watford Junction

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Lockerbie
  2. Take the night train from Lockerbie to Watford Junction

Drive

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Watford Junction

Fly Edinburgh to London City, subway, train

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

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, subway

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

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, line 321 bus

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN)
  2. Take the line 321 bus from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH to Watford, West Street

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW)
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, subway, train

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

Fly Edinburgh to Southampton, train

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Southampton (SOU)
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Luton

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

Edinburgh to Watford Junction by train and subway

The journey time between Edinburgh and Watford Junction is around 5h 16m and covers a distance of around 411 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 18 min. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 29m. Services are operated by LNER, London Underground (Tube), London Midland and others. Typically 176 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 57m
Layover time:
18 min
Total time:
5h 16m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 29m
Journey distance:
411 miles
Services per week:
176
Cheapest price:
£60
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:40
Last service departs at:
19:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Watford Junction train and subway schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Edinburgh to Watford Junction is to bus, which costs £17 - £21 and takes 10h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Watford Junction is to fly and subway and train which costs £65 - £230 and takes 4h 4m.

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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 and Harrow Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Watford Junction. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 26m.

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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 44m and costs £55 - £420.

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It takes approximately 4h 44m 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 44m and costs £55 - £420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £21 and takes 10h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Watford Junction.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 319.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 44m

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 17m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 once daily. Tickets cost £13 - £17 and the journey takes 8h 25m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
£55 - £170
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £190
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £250
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £250
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 - £330
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £400
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£25 - £290
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£24 - £180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£16 - £110
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £330
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £500
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
£110 - £390
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
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 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£140 - £500
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£140 - £190
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£370 - £500
Night train from Haymarket to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
5 times 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
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£44 - £49
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£44 - £49
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£210 - £240
Sleeper Berth Classic
£140 - £190
Night train from Lockerbie to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£43 - £47
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Seat
£43 - £47
Sleeper Berth Club Solo
£200 - £230
Sleeper Berth Classic
£120 - £160
TransPennine Express Service
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Lockerbie
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£26 - £40
Website
TransPennine Express Service
Advance Single
£12 - £18
Off-Peak Day Single
£19 - £30
Anytime Day Single
£26 - £40
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
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £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
First ScotRail Service
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
First ScotRail Service
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 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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There are 825+ 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 31 min and costs £1 - £6.

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