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

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Recommended option

Line 724 bus, train  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 724 bus from Watford Junction Railway Station to St Albans City Railway Station 724
  2. Take the train from St Albans City to Bedford

$19 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus, line 81 bus  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford Junction Railway Station to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) 321|Sapphire
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Cauldwell, Bedford College 81

$14 - $15

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Bedford

$19 - $57

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Watford Junction to Bedford 39.8 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Watford Junction to Bedford 39.8 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Watford Junction to Bedford is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watford Junction to Bedford is to taxi which costs £140 - £170 and takes 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford Junction station to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction Railway Station and arriving at Cauldwell, Bedford College via Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford Junction to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Bedford via London St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 44 min.

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The distance between Watford Junction and Bedford is 33 miles. The road distance is 39.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford Junction to Bedford without a car is to line 724 bus and train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs £14 - £19.

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It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to get from Watford Junction to Bedford, including transfers.

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Watford Junction to Bedford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Watford Junction Railway Station.

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Watford Junction to Bedford train services, operated by West Midlands, depart from Watford Junction station.

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The best way to get from Watford Junction to Bedford is to train which takes 1 h 44 min and costs £14 - £45. Alternatively, you can bus and line 81 bus, which costs £10 - £12 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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Watford Junction to Bedford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Cauldwell, Bedford College station.

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Watford Junction to Bedford train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, arrive at Bedford station.

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Map of how to get from Watford Junction to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 32.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 34 min

What companies run services between Watford Junction, England and Bedford, England?

You can take a train from Watford Junction to Bedford via London Euston and London St Pancras International in around 1 h 44 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford Junction to Bedford via Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) and Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre in around 2 h 54 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Bedford
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Watford Junction Railway Station to St Albans City Railway Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford Junction Railway Station to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Cauldwell, Bedford College
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Watford Junction to Bedford
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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