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

$40 - $72

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 16 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 (Luton Railway Station) to Watford, Beechen Grove 321|Sapphire

$25 - $35

9 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 36 min

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

$81 - $113

Train, line 301 bus, line 602 bus  •  4 h 51 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

$35 - $51

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 26 min

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

$95 - $288

Fly Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow  •  4 h 1 min

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

$67 - $192

Train to Newcastle, fly to London Heathrow  •  5 h 12 min

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

$118 - $375

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

$107 - $371

Fly Leeds Bradford to Southampton, train  •  4 h 57 min

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

$111 - $300

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

$94 - $236

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Watford is to bus which costs £19 - £28 and takes 5 h 16 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 34 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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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Leeds to Watford, including transfers.

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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, Beechen Grove via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway and Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Watford.
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  • Distance: 156.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 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, Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, and Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) in around 5 h 16 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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $270
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 Manchester to Southend
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 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
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 Stevenage
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$28 - $45
1st Class
$50 - $80
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 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$70 - $120
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
Anytime Single
$100 - $160
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 - $30
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $27
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $30
Train from Leeds to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
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, Beechen Grove
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
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 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
National Express
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com

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