There are 11 ways to get from Leeds to Watford by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross

$43 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Leeds to Milton Keynes Coachway National Express
  2. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Watford, Clarendon Road 321|Sapphire

$27 - $38

9 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Luton
  2. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Watford, Clarendon Road 321|Sapphire

$91 - $127

Train, line 301 bus, line 602 bus  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Stevenage
  2. Take the line 301 bus from Stevenage Railway Station to St Albans, St Peter's Street 301
  3. Take the line 602 bus from St Albans, St Peter's Street to Watford, High Street 602

$39 - $56

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Leeds to Watford 180.2 miles

$35 - $60

Fly Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR

$68 - $193

Train to Manchester, fly to London Heathrow  •  4 h 33 min

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

$97 - $291

Fly Leeds Bradford to Southampton, train  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Southampton (SOU) LBA - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

$114 - $308

Train to Manchester, fly to Southend, train  •  5 h 12 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

$111 - $378

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow  •  5 h 17 min

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

$123 - $383

Train to Manchester, fly to Southampton, train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Southampton (SOU) MAN - SOU
  3. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to London Waterloo

$98 - $246

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

Virgin Trains East Coast operates a train from Leeds to Watford hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeds to Watford via Milton Keynes Coachway, Luton, and Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) in around 5 h 33 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Newcastle to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Train operators
Virgin Trains East Coast
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
Train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $100
Train from Leeds to Stevenage
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrainseastcoast.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$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 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$40 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$80 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $120
Anytime Single
$120 - $180
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
$24 - $35
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $17
Off-Peak Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $65
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Stevenage Railway Station to St Albans, St Peter's Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from St Albans, St Peter's Street to Watford, High Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Leeds to Watford?

The distance between Leeds and Watford is 250 km. The road distance is 288 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Leeds to Watford?

The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Watford is to bus which costs £19 - £28 and takes 5 h 33 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Leeds to Watford?

The quickest way to get from Leeds to Watford is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £30 - £60.

Is there a direct bus between Leeds and Watford?

No, there is no direct bus from Leeds to Watford. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Watford, Clarendon Road via Milton Keynes Coachway and Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

How long does it take to get from Leeds to Watford?

It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Leeds to Watford, including transfers.