There are 5 ways to get from Harpenden to Watford by train, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train, bus  •  43 min

  1. Take the train from Harpenden to Radlett
  2. Take the bus from Radlett, Red Lion Hotel to Watford, Dalton Way 602 / ...

$11 - $13

Cheapest option

Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Watford, Railway Bridge 321|Sapphire

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Harpenden to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

$19 - $40

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Harpenden to Watford 13.8 miles

$65 - $80

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Harpenden to Watford 13.8 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Harpenden to Watford is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harpenden to Watford is to taxi which costs £50 - £60 and takes 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn and arriving at Watford, Railway Bridge. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Harpenden to Watford. However, there are services departing from Harpenden and arriving at Watford Junction via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 14 min.

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The distance between Harpenden and Watford is 11 miles. The road distance is 13.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Harpenden to Watford without a car is to train and bus which takes 43 min and costs £8 - £10.

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It takes approximately 43 min to get from Harpenden to Watford, including transfers.

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Harpenden to Watford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn station.

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Harpenden to Watford train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Harpenden station.

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The best way to get from Harpenden to Watford is to bus which takes 55 min and costs £4 - £6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £14 - £35 and takes 1 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Harpenden to Watford.
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  • Distance: 11.4 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

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

Arriva UK operates a bus from Harpenden to Watford every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Harpenden to Watford via London St Pancras International LL and London Euston in around 1 h 14 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Harpenden to Radlett
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Harpenden to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
Bus operators
Uno
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Radlett, Red Lion Hotel to Watford, Dalton Way
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
unobus.info
Sullivan Buses
Phone
01707 646 803
Website
sullivanbuses.co.uk
Bus from Radlett, Red Lion Hotel to Watford, Dalton Way
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
sullivanbuses.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Watford, Railway Bridge
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Harpenden to Watford
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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