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There are 5 ways to get from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station by train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  58 min

  1. Take the train from Queens Park (London) to Watford High Street

£8 - £13

Cheapest option

Bus, line 258 bus  •  1h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Paddington, Bishops Bridge Road Little Venice to Harrow Weald, Long Elmes Harrow Weald N18
  2. Take the line 258 bus from Harrow Weald, Long Elmes Harrow Weald to Watford, St Mary's Road 258

£2

3 alternative options

Subway, line 258 bus  •  1h 17m

  1. Take the subway from Paddington station to Harrow & Wealdstone station Bakerloo
  2. Take the line 258 bus from Harrow & Wealdstone Station to Watford, St Mary's Road 258

£5

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station 18 miles

£45 - £55

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station 18 miles

£2 - £4

London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station by subway, train and walk

The journey time between London Paddington Station and Watford Central Station is around 50 min and covers a distance of around 16 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 44 min. Operated by London Underground (Tube), London Overground and Northern Rail, the London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station service departs from Paddington station and arrives in Watford Central Station. Typically 577 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
50 min
Fastest journey time:
44 min
Services per week:
577
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:17
Last service departs at:
23:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station subway, train and walk schedules

London Paddington Station → Watford Central Station
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The cheapest way to get from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station is to bus and line 258 bus which costs £2 and takes 1h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station is to taxi which costs £45 - £55 and takes 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station. However, there are services departing from Paddington, Bishops Bridge Road Little Venice and arriving at Watford, St Mary's Road via Harrow Weald, Long Elmes Harrow Weald. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Paddington Station station to Watford Central Station. However, there are services departing from Paddington station and arriving at Watford High Street via Queens Park (London). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 58 min.

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It is 14 miles from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station. It is approximately 18 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station without a car is to train which takes 58 min and costs £8 - £14.

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It takes approximately 58 min to get from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station, including transfers.

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London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Paddington, Bishops Bridge Road Little Venice station.

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London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station train services, operated by London Overground, depart from Queens Park (London) station.

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The best way to get from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station is to train which takes 58 min and costs £8 - £14. Alternatively, you can bus and line 258 bus, which costs £2 and takes 1h 39m.

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Map of how to get from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station.
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  • Distance: 13.6 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

What companies run services between London Paddington Station, England and Watford Central Station, England?

London Overground operates a train from Queens Park (London) to Watford High Street every 20 minutes, and the journey takes 34 min. Northern Rail also services this route 5 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station via Paddington, Bishops Bridge Road Little Venice, Harrow Weald, Long Elmes Harrow Weald, and Watford, St Mary's Road in around 1h 39m.

Train operators
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Queens Park (London) to Watford High Street
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Paddington station to Harrow & Wealdstone station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Harrow & Wealdstone Station to Watford, St Mary's Road
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Paddington, Bishops Bridge Road Little Venice to Harrow Weald, Long Elmes Harrow Weald
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Harrow Weald, Long Elmes Harrow Weald to Watford, St Mary's Road
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£0
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
£45 - £55
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
Station Cars Surrey
Phone
+44 20 8546 5555
Website
stationcarsnetwork.co.uk
Station Cars London
Phone
+44 20 8778 7878
Website
stationcarslondon.com
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.com
MyLifyt London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 7005 0090
Website
mylifyt.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 3633 1777
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Dial-A-Cab
Phone
+44 20 7253 5000
Website
dialacab.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab.co.uk
Celine Travel Ltd
Phone
+44 20 8050 3595
Website
celine-minicab.co.uk
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk
Minicabs North London
Phone
+44 208 226 5472
Website
minicabsnorthlondon.co.uk
Putney Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 3603 5257
Website
putneycabsairporttransfers.co.uk
Clapham Common Taxi Rank
Phone
+44 800 118 2494
Website
cabs.com

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London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Watford, St Mary's Road station.

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London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station train services, operated by London Overground, arrive at Watford High Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station is 18 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from London Paddington Station to Watford Central Station.

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There are 2636+ hotels available in Watford Central Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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