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

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Train  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Watford Junction

$35 - $54

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Bus, line 724 bus  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 724 bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road 724

$36 - $40

Train, line 800 bus, bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the line 800 bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street to High Wycombe, Bus Station 800 / ...
  3. Take the bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road

$51 - $74

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Watford 82.9 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Watford is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Watford is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Watford. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Watford, Clarendon Road via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Watford. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Watford Junction via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 22 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Watford is 68 miles. The road distance is 82.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Watford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 22 min and costs £27 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from Southampton to Watford, including transfers.

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Southampton to Watford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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Southampton to Watford train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Watford is to train which takes 2 h 22 min and costs £27 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 724 bus, which costs £27 - £31 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Watford.
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  • Distance: 68.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Southampton to Watford via Clapham Junction in around 2 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Watford via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 4 h 2 min.

Train operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
National Express
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street to High Wycombe, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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arrivabus.co.uk
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station to Watford, Clarendon Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
Carousel Buses

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Southampton to Watford bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at Watford, Clarendon Road station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Watford is 83 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 26 min to drive from Southampton to Watford.

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