There are 6 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train Gatwick Express  •  58 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

$24 - $62

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Bus, line 724 bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 230 / ...
  2. Take the line 724 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road 724

$22 - $25

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Train Southern  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Watford Junction

$24 - $37

Train, line 602 bus  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to St Albans City
  2. Take the line 602 bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Watford, King Street 602

$30 - $37

Drive  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford 61.6 miles

$13 - $20

Towncar  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to Watford 61.6 miles

$170 - $250

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The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford is to train which costs £18 - £50 and takes 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) station to Watford. However, there are services departing from South Terminal Bus Station and arriving at Watford, Clarendon Road via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford. However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport and arriving at Watford Junction via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Watford is 36 miles. The road distance is 61.6 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford without a car is to train which takes 58 min and costs £18 - £50.

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It takes approximately 58 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford, including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at South Terminal Bus Station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford train services, operated by Southern, depart from Gatwick Airport station.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford is to train which takes 58 min and costs £18 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus and line 724 bus, which costs £16 - £19 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford.
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  • Distance: 36.1 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and Watford, England?

You can take a train from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford via London Victoria, Victoria Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford via Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 2 h 25 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
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 South Terminal Bus Station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)
Uno
Website
unobus.info
Bus from St Albans City Railway Station to Watford, King Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
unobus.info
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to Watford
Estimated price
$170 - $250

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), arrive at Watford, Clarendon Road station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford is 62 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 4 min to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Watford.

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