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

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Train  •  1h 11m

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

£21 - £44

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Line 88 bus, line 321 bus  •  2h 58m

  1. Take the line 88 bus from Hitchin, Football Club to Luton Station Interchange 88
  2. Take the line 321 bus from Luton Station Interchange to Watford, Clarendon Road 321

£7 - £10

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Bus, line 757 bus, line 321 bus  •  1h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Hitchin to Luton Airport London
  2. Take the line 757 bus from Old Airport Bus Station to Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH 757
  3. Take the line 321 bus from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH to Watford, Clarendon Road 321

£12 - £19

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hitchin to Watford 26.5 miles

£55 - £70

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Hitchin to Watford 26.5 miles

£4 - £6

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The cheapest way to get from Hitchin to Watford is to drive which costs £4 - £6 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Hitchin to Watford is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hitchin to Watford. However, there are services departing from Hitchin and arriving at Watford, Clarendon Road via Old Airport Bus Station and Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hitchin to Watford. However, there are services departing from Hitchin and arriving at Watford Junction via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 11m.

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It is 21 miles from Hitchin to Watford. It is approximately 26.5 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Hitchin to Watford without a car is to train which takes 1h 11m and costs £21 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1h 11m to get from Hitchin to Watford, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Hitchin to Watford is to train which takes 1h 11m and costs £21 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 757 bus and line 321 bus, which costs £12 - £20 and takes 1h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Hitchin to Watford.
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  • Distance: 21 miles
  • Duration: 1h 11m

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

You can take a train from Hitchin to Watford via London St Pancras International LL and London Euston in around 1h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hitchin to Watford via Luton Airport London, Old Airport Bus Station, and Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH in around 1h 51m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hitchin to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£15 - £18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£15 - £18
London Northwestern Railway
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
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 Hitchin to Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Old Airport Bus Station to Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Green Line
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Centrebus South
Website
centrebus.info
Bus from Hitchin, Football Club to Luton Station Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Centrebus South
Other operators
Taxi from Hitchin to Watford
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Tinys Taxis
Phone
+44 1462 888 888
Website
tinystaxis.co.uk
M1 Cabs
Phone
+44 1462 601 060
Greenacre Transfers
Phone
+44 7555 707 848
Website
greenacretransfers.co.uk
Castle Taxis of Hitchin
Phone
+44 1462 432 666
Website
castlestaxisofhitchin.co.uk

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Hitchin to Watford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Watford, Clarendon Road station.

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Hitchin to Watford train services, operated by London Northwestern Railway, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hitchin to Watford is 26 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Hitchin to Watford.

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