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

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Train  •  1 h 51 min

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

$24 - $46

Cheapest option

Line 800 bus, bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Watford, Clarendon Road 103|Chiltern Hundreds / ...

$16 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus, line 724 bus  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air) Ra1
  2. Take the line 724 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road 724

$18

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Watford 43.6 miles

$200 - $240

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Watford 43.6 miles

$9 - $14

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Watford. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Watford, Clarendon Road via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Reading and Watford is 28 miles. The road distance is 43.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Watford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 51 min to get from Reading to Watford, including transfers.

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Reading to Watford bus services, operated by RailAir, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir).

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The best way to get from Reading to Watford is to train which takes 1 h 51 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 724 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 10 min.

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Reading to Watford bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), arrive at Watford, Clarendon Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Watford is 44 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from Reading 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 Reading to Watford.
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  • Distance: 28.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Reading to Watford via London Paddington, Paddington Underground Station, Queen's Park Underground Station, and Queens Park (London) in around 1 h 51 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Watford via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air) and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 2 h 10 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$12 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $35
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Queens Park (London) to Watford High Street
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$3 - $6
Cash
$7 - $10
Oyster Card
$5 - $8
Bus operators
RailAir
Website
railair.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Carousel Buses
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to Watford
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$200 - $240
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 118 950 9509
Website
capitalcarsreading.co.uk
Latchmans
Phone
+44 118 958 8888
Website
latchmans.com

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