There are 4 ways to get from London to Bedford by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Farringdon to Bedford

$12 - $35

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Bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) X5

$15 - $19

Bus, line 81 bus  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Victoria to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) 757
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court) 81

$21

Drive  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Drive from London to Bedford 56.7 miles

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from London station to Bedford station. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Farringdon and arriving at Bedford. Services depart every 15 minutes. The journey takes approximately 1 h 4 min.

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The distance between London and Bedford is 46 miles. The road distance is 56.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Bedford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 4 min and costs .

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The train from Farringdon to Bedford takes 1 h 4 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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London to Bedford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Bedford train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Farringdon station.

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The best way to get from London to Bedford is to train which takes 1 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 3 min.

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London to Bedford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road).

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London to Bedford train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Bedford station.

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Map of how to get from London to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 45.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 4 min

What companies run services between London, England and Bedford, England?

Thameslink operates a train from London to Bedford every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 4 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London to Bedford via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway in around 2 h 3 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Bedford
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Victoria to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Bedford is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 5 min to drive from London to Bedford.

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