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

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Bus  •  59 min

  1. Take the bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Watford, St John's Road 321 - Sapphire

$5 - $8

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Train  •  1 h 13 min

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

$17 - $39

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, St John's Road. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 59 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 13 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 bus which takes 59 min and costs £4 - £6.

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The bus from Harpenden, Old Cock Inn to Watford, St John's Road takes 59 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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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 59 min and costs £4 - £6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £12 - £30 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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Map of how to get from Harpenden to Watford.
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  • Distance: 11.4 miles
  • Duration: 59 min

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

Arriva UK operates a bus from Harpenden to Watford every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Harpenden to Watford via London St Pancras International LL and London Euston in around 1 h 13 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Harpenden to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 20 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
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
Bus operators
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, St John's Road
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 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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Harpenden to Watford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Watford, St John's Road station.

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Harpenden to Watford train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harpenden to Watford is 14 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Harpenden to Watford.

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