There are 5 ways to get from Luton to Watford by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  51 min

  1. Take the train from Luton to Radlett
  2. Take the bus from Radlett, Red Lion Hotel to Watford, Dalton Way 602 / ...

$13 - $16

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Bus  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from New Town, Holly Street to Watford, Railway Bridge 321|Sapphire

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

$12 - $44

Taxi  •  22 min

  1. Take a taxi from Luton to Watford 18.2 miles

$85 - $110

Drive  •  22 min

  1. Drive from Luton to Watford 18.2 miles

$3 - $6

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New Town, Holly Street and arriving at Watford, Railway Bridge. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Luton to Watford. However, there are services departing from Luton and arriving at Watford Junction via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 21 min.

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The distance between Luton and Watford is 16 miles. The road distance is 18.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Luton to Watford without a car is to train and bus which takes 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 51 min to get from Luton to Watford, including transfers.

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Luton to Watford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from New Town, Holly Street station.

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Luton to Watford train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Luton station.

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The best way to get from Luton to Watford is to bus which takes 1 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 21 min.

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Luton to Watford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Watford, Railway Bridge station.

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Luton to Watford train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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Map of how to get from Luton to Watford.
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  • Distance: 15.6 miles
  • Duration: 51 min

What companies run services between Luton, England and Watford, England?

Arriva UK operates a bus from Luton to Watford every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Luton to Watford via London St Pancras International LL and London Euston in around 1 h 21 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to Radlett
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Single
$20 - $29
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
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
$191
Sleeper Seat
$15 - $22
Bus operators
Uno
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Radlett, Red Lion Hotel to Watford, Dalton Way
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
unobus.info
Sullivan Buses
Phone
01707 646 803
Website
sullivanbuses.co.uk
Bus from Radlett, Red Lion Hotel to Watford, Dalton Way
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
sullivanbuses.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from New Town, Holly Street to Watford, Railway Bridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Luton to Watford
Ave. Duration
22 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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Yes, the driving distance between Luton to Watford is 18 miles. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Luton to Watford.

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