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There are 9 ways to get from Leeds to Watford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train LNER  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross

$39 - $74

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Bus  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange to Watford, Market Street 321 - Sapphire

$26 - $36

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Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 23 min

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

$95 - $178

Train, bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Luton
  2. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange to Watford, Market Street 321 - Sapphire

$86 - $119

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Leeds to Watford 180.2 miles

$35 - $60

Train to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR

$119 - $333

Fly Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow, train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR
  2. Take the train from Queens Park (London) to Watford High Street

$90 - $238

Train to Manchester, fly to Southend, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southend (SEN) MAN - SEN
  3. Take the train from Southend Airport to London Liverpool Street

$107 - $373

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR

$122 - $421

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The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Watford is to bus which costs £19 - £28 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leeds to Watford is to train which costs £30 - £60 and takes 2 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leeds station to Watford. However, there are services departing from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street and arriving at Watford, Market Street via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and Luton Station Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leeds to Watford. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Watford Junction via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 23 min.

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The distance between Leeds and Watford is 156 miles. The road distance is 180.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Watford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £30 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Leeds to Watford, including transfers.

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Leeds to Watford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Leeds to Watford train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Leeds station.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Watford is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £30 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £28 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Watford.
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  • Distance: 156.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

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

LNER operates a train from Leeds to Watford hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 2 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeds to Watford via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, Luton, and Luton Station Interchange in around 5 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$60 - $90
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$22 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $65
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $90
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Luton
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$75 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Anytime Single
$110 - $170
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$19 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $26
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Queens Park (London) to Watford High Street
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$3 - $6
Cash
$7 - $10
Oyster Card
$5 - $8
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Watford, Market Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Leeds to Watford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Watford, Market Street station.

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Leeds to Watford train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leeds to Watford is 180 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Leeds to Watford.

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British Airways offers flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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