There are 4 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Bedford by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Bedford

$23 - $35

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Bus  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express

$18 - $22

2 alternative options

Bus, line 81 bus  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Lisson Grove, Dorset Square Baker Street Station to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) 757
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court) 81

$23

Drive  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Bedford 57.6 miles

$12 - $18

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station to Bedford station. However, there are services departing from Waterloo, County Hall and arriving at Bedford, Bus Station (Midland Road) via London Victoria Coach Station and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Blackfriars and arriving at Bedford. Services depart every 30 minutes. The journey takes approximately 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Bedford is 46 miles. The road distance is 57.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Bedford without a car is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs .

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The train from London Blackfriars to Bedford takes 1 h 8 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Waterloo Station to Bedford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Waterloo Station to Bedford train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from London Blackfriars station.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Bedford is to train which takes 1 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 8 min.

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Waterloo Station to Bedford bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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Waterloo Station to Bedford train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Bedford station.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 46.3 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 27 min

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and Bedford, England?

Thameslink operates a train from Waterloo Station to Bedford every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 8 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Waterloo Station to Bedford hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 h 30 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 London Victoria Coach Station to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Lisson Grove, Dorset Square Baker Street Station to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Bedford, St Paul's Square (Magistrates Court)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Bedford is 58 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 7 min to drive from Waterloo Station to Bedford.

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There are 230+ hotels available in Bedford. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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