There are 5 ways to get from Watford to Bedford by train, bus, taxi 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  •  1 h 32 min

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

$18 - $57

Cheapest option

Bus, line 81 bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford, Clarendon Road 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

$13 - $15

3 alternative options

Line 602 bus, train  •  1 h 53 min

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

$19 - $27

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Watford to Bedford 40.5 miles

$180 - $220

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Bedford 40.5 miles

$8 - $13

Questions & Answers

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

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It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to get from Watford to Bedford, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Watford, Clarendon Road and arriving at Cauldwell, Bedford College via Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 56 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 via London St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 32 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 32 min

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

You can take a train from Watford to Bedford via London Euston and London St Pancras International in around 1 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Bedford via Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) and Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre in around 2 h 56 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 - $22
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $22
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
$23 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $16
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford, High Street to St Albans City Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Clarendon Road to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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 to Bedford
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
$180 - $220
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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