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

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Line 602 bus, train  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the line 602 bus from Watford, High Street to St Albans City station 602
  2. Take the train from St Albans City to Bedford

$15 - $20

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Train  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Bletchley
  2. Take the train from Bletchley to Bedford St Johns

$18 - $35

Bus, line 81 bus  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford, Market Street to Luton Station Interchange 321 - Sapphire
  2. Take the line 81 bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Cauldwell, Bedford College 81

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Watford to Bedford 40.5 miles

$180 - $230

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Bedford 40.5 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Watford to Bedford is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Bedford is to taxi which costs £140 - £170 and takes 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Watford, Market Street and arriving at Cauldwell, Bedford College via Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Bedford St Johns via Bletchley. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

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The distance between Watford and Bedford is 33 miles. The road distance is 40.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to Bedford without a car is to line 602 bus and train which takes 1 h 53 min and costs £11 - £16.

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It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to get from Watford to Bedford, including transfers.

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Watford to Bedford bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Watford, Market Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Watford to Bedford is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs £13 - £27. Alternatively, you can bus and line 81 bus, which costs and takes 3 h 18 min.

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Map of how to get from Watford to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 33.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 53 min

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

You can take a train from Watford to Bedford via Bletchley in around 1 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Bedford via Luton Station Interchange and Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre in around 3 h 18 min.

Train operators
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Watford Junction to Bletchley
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $16
Train from Bletchley to Bedford St Johns
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Uno
Phone
01707 255764
Email
unobus@herts.ac.uk
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Watford, High Street to St Albans City station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
unobus.info
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Market Street to Luton Station Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Other operators
Taxi from Watford to Bedford
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$180 - $230
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222

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

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Watford to Bedford train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Bedford St Johns station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Bedford is 41 miles. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Watford to Bedford.

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