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

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$30 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford, Market Street to Luton Station Interchange 321 - Sapphire
  2. Take the bus from Luton to Cambridge Parkside National Express / ...

$13 - $18

3 alternative options

Line 724 bus, train  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the line 724 bus from Watford, Clarendon Road to Welwyn Garden City, Bus Station 724
  2. Take the train from Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge

$29 - $37

Bus, train  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford, High Street to Hatfield station 602
  2. Take the train from Hatfield (Herts) to Cambridge

$17 - $25

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Cambridge 51.1 miles

$11 - $16

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The cheapest way to get from Watford to Cambridge is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Cambridge is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Watford, Market Street and arriving at Cambridge Parkside via Luton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 53 min.

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The distance between Watford and Cambridge is 44 miles. The road distance is 51.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 1 h 22 min and costs £22 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to get from Watford to Cambridge, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Watford to Cambridge is to train which takes 1 h 22 min and costs £22 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £15 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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Watford to Cambridge bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cambridge Parkside station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Cambridge is 51 miles. It takes approximately 59 min to drive from Watford to Cambridge.

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  • Distance: 43.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from Watford to Cambridge via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London Kings Cross in around 1 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Cambridge via Luton Station Interchange and Luton in around 3 h 53 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 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $22
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$4 - $7
Cash
$8 - $12
Oyster Card
$6 - $10
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Hatfield (Herts) to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hatfield (Herts) to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Clarendon Road to Welwyn Garden City, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
greenline.co.uk
Uno
Phone
01707 255764
Email
unobus@herts.ac.uk
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Watford, High Street to Hatfield station
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
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 Luton to Cambridge Parkside
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com

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