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

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Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from London Waterloo to Bournemouth

$37 - $81

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Line 724 bus, bus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the line 724 bus from Watford Junction station to Heathrow Central Bus Station 724
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road National Express / ...

$43 - $53

Line 258 bus, train  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 258 bus from Watford Junction station to Harrow Bus Station 258
  2. Take the train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
  3. Take the train from Reading to Bournemouth

$61 - $97

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Watford Junction to Bournemouth 109 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Watford Junction to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watford Junction to Bournemouth is to drive which costs £17 - £26 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford Junction station to Bournemouth station. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction station and arriving at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 11 min.

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The distance between Watford Junction and Bournemouth is 92 miles. The road distance is 109 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford Junction to Bournemouth without a car is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs £28 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2 h 50 min to get from Watford Junction to Bournemouth, including transfers.

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Watford Junction to Bournemouth bus services, operated by Green Line, arrive at Watford Junction station.

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The best way to get from Watford Junction to Bournemouth is to train which takes 2 h 50 min and costs £28 - £65. Alternatively, you can line 724 bus and bus, which costs £30 - £45 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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Watford Junction to Bournemouth bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford Junction to Bournemouth is 109 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to drive from Watford Junction to Bournemouth.

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  • Distance: 92 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 50 min

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

South Western Railway operates a train from Watford Junction to Bournemouth hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 1 h 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford Junction to Bournemouth via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 4 h 11 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Hayes & Harlington to Reading
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
CrossCountry
Bus operators
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Watford Junction station to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Bournemouth Station, Holdenhurst Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
London Sovereign
Website
ratpdevlondon.com
Bus from Watford Junction station to Harrow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Website
ratpdevlondon.com

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