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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Thetford to Ely
  2. Take the train from Ely to London Kings Cross
  3. Take the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

$45 - $82

Cheapest option

Bus via Stansted Airport London  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Thetford to Stansted Airport London National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Watford, Town Hall 724

$31 - $43

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Thetford to Cambridge
  2. Take the train from Cambridge to Hatfield (Herts)
  3. Take the bus from Hatfield Railway Station to Watford, King Street 602

$45 - $60

Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Thetford to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...

$48 - $55

Drive  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Thetford to Watford 84.2 miles

$18 - $27

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Thetford to Watford. However, there are services departing from Thetford and arriving at Watford, Clarendon Road via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Thetford and Watford is 72 miles. The road distance is 84.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Thetford to Watford without a car is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Thetford to Watford, including transfers.

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Thetford to Watford bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Thetford station.

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The best way to get from Thetford to Watford is to train which takes 2 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 50 min.

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Thetford to Watford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Thetford to Watford is 84 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 28 min to drive from Thetford 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 Thetford to Watford.
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  • Distance: 72.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 26 min

What companies run services between Thetford, Norfolk, England and Watford, England?

You can take a train from Thetford to Watford via Ely, London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 2 h 26 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Thetford to Watford hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $50 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Thetford to Ely
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $8
Off-Peak Single
$10 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Single
$15 - $22
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Thetford to Ely
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Thetford to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Ely to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Cambridge to Hatfield (Herts)
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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 Hatfield Railway Station to Watford, King Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Website
unobus.info
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 Thetford to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Thetford to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Harlow Town Centre, Bus Station (Harlow Bus Stn) to Watford, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)

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