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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International to Loughborough (Leics)

$32 - $104

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford Junction Railway Station to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) 321|Sapphire
  2. Take the train from Luton to Loughborough (Leics)

$25 - $68

3 alternative options

Bus, line 757 bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford Junction Railway Station to Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH 635 / ...
  2. Take the line 757 bus from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH to Airport Bus Station 757
  3. Take the bus from Luton Airport to Leicester 240 / ...
  4. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Loughborough, High Street (Jim)

$30 - $43

Train, bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Northampton
  2. Take the bus from North Gate Bus Station to Market Harborough, The Square (New Look) X7
  3. Take the bus from Market Harborough, The Square (New Look) to St Margaret's Bus Station
  4. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Loughborough, Grammar School 126 / ...

$37 - $47

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Watford Junction to Loughborough 96.6 miles

$20 - $30

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

East Midlands Trains operates a train from Watford Junction to Loughborough every 2 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 1 h 12 min. Merseyrail Electrics also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford Junction to Loughborough via Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH, Airport Bus Station, Luton Airport, Leicester, and St Margaret's Bus Station in around 4 h 7 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Loughborough (Leics)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$27 - $40
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Single
$75 - $120
Train from Luton to Loughborough (Leics)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$20 - $29
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from London St Pancras International to Loughborough (Leics)
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Luton to Loughborough (Leics)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Bus operators
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Watford Junction Railway Station to Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Bus from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH to Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Loughborough, High Street (Jim)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Loughborough, Grammar School
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from North Gate Bus Station to Market Harborough, The Square (New Look)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Market Harborough, The Square (New Look) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Loughborough, Grammar School
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Centrebus
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
centrebus.info
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Loughborough, Grammar School
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
centrebus.info

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Watford Junction and Loughborough is 134 km. The road distance is 155 km.

The cheapest way to get from Watford Junction to Loughborough is to drive which costs £14 - £22 and takes 1 h 35 min.

The quickest way to get from Watford Junction to Loughborough is to drive which takes 1 h 35 min and costs £14 - £22.

No, there is no direct train from Watford Junction to Loughborough. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Loughborough (Leics) via London St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Watford Junction to Loughborough. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction Railway Station and arriving at Loughborough, High Street (Jim) via Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH, Luton Airport and St Margaret's Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Watford Junction to Loughborough, including transfers.