There are 4 ways to get from Portsmouth to Watford by train, subway, bus or car

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Train, subway  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
  2. Take the subway from Waterloo station to Stanmore station Jubilee

£38 - £70

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Bus, line 757 bus  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the bus from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the line 757 bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH 757

£15 - £23

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Watford Junction

£27 - £76

Drive  •  1h 29m

  1. Drive from Portsmouth to Watford 86.2 miles

£14 - £21

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The cheapest way to get from Portsmouth to Watford is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Portsmouth to Watford is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portsmouth to Watford. However, there are services departing from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard and arriving at Watford, Market Street via Victoria, Green Line Coach Station and Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Portsmouth to Watford. However, there are services departing from Portsmouth & Southsea and arriving at Watford Junction via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 53m.

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The distance between Portsmouth and Watford is 67 miles. The road distance is 86.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Watford without a car is to train and subway which takes 2h 46m and costs £35 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Portsmouth to Watford, including transfers.

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Portsmouth to Watford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from PORTSMOUTH, The Hard station.

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Portsmouth to Watford train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Portsmouth & Southsea station.

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The best way to get from Portsmouth to Watford is to train which takes 2h 53m and costs £26 - £80. Alternatively, you can bus and line 757 bus, which costs £14 - £24 and takes 4h 18m.

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Map of how to get from Portsmouth to Watford.
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  • Distance: 66.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 46m

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

You can take a train from Portsmouth to Watford via Clapham Junction in around 2h 53m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portsmouth to Watford via London Victoria Coach Station, Victoria, Green Line Coach Station, and Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH in around 4h 18m.

Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £45
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £65
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £60
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £60
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 Waterloo station to Stanmore station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Portsmouth & Southsea to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£19 - £60
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£19 - £28
Anytime 1st Class
£40 - £60
Train from Clapham Junction to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £16
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£7 - £10
Anytime 1st Class
£12 - £16
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 PORTSMOUTH, The Hard to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
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National Express
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Victoria, Green Line Coach Station to Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Green Line

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Portsmouth to Watford bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH station.

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Portsmouth to Watford train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portsmouth to Watford is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1h 29m to drive from Portsmouth to Watford.

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