There are 7 ways to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale Stansted Express
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

$30 - $51

Cheapest option

Bus, line 724 bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Hatfield National Express
  2. Take the line 724 bus from Hatfield, The Galleria to Watford Junction Railway Station 724

$14 - $19

5 alternative options

Bus, line 142 bus  •  2 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from London Stansted Airport to King's Cross St. Pancras
  2. Take the line 142 bus from Edgware to Watford, St Mary's Road 142

$21 - $23

Line 508 bus, bus  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 508 bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) 508 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Watford Junction Railway Station 724

$18 - $20

Taxi  •  49 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford 47.7 miles

$220 - $270

Drive  •  49 min

  1. Drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford 47.7 miles

$10 - $15

Towncar  •  49 min

  1. Take a town car from London Stansted Airport to Watford 47.7 miles

$150 - $210

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford station. However, there are services departing from Stansted Airport London and arriving at Watford Junction Railway Station via Hatfield, The Galleria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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The distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) and Watford is 33 miles. The road distance is 47.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford, including transfers.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Stansted Airport London station.

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The best way to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford is to train which takes 1 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 724 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 3 min.

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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), arrive at Watford Junction Railway Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford is 48 miles. It takes approximately 49 min to drive from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford.

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There are 5405+ hotels available in Watford. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford.
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  • Distance: 32.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 7 min

What companies run services between London Stansted Airport (STN), England and Watford, England?

You can take a train from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford via Tottenham Hale, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 1 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford via Hatfield and Hatfield, The Galleria in around 2 h 3 min.

Train operators
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Stansted Airport to Tottenham Hale
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$38
Business
$36
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
$9 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$4 - $7
Cash
$8 - $12
Oyster Card
$6 - $10
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$189
Sleeper Seat
$15 - $22
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 Stansted Airport London to Hatfield
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Hatfield, The Galleria to Watford Junction Railway Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Watford Junction Railway Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
TerraVision UK
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from London Stansted Airport to King's Cross St. Pancras
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
cms-tvision.terravisionlondo.netdna-cdn.com
London Sovereign
Website
ratpdevlondon.com
Bus from Edgware to Watford, St Mary's Road
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Website
ratpdevlondon.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Stansted Airport, Coach Station to Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from London Stansted Airport (STN) to Watford
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$220 - $270
A1 Taxi
Phone
+44 1245 838383
Website
a1carschelmsford.com
Fareway Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1245 355555
Website
farewaytaxisltd.com
Chelmsford Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1246 600 155
Website
chelmsfordtaxisltd.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Stansted Airport to Watford
Estimated price
$150 - $210

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