There are 5 ways to get from Watford to Cambridge 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  •  1 h 29 min

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

$33 - $63

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford, Clarendon Road to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) 321|Sapphire
  2. Take the bus from Luton to Cambridge National Express / ...

$13 - $19

3 alternative options

Line 724 bus, train  •  2 h 57 min

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

$26 - $34

Line 602 bus, train  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Take the line 602 bus from Watford High Street Railway Station to Hatfield Railway Station 602
  2. Take the train from Hatfield (Herts) to Cambridge

$25 - $35

Drive  •  59 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Cambridge 51.1 miles

$11 - $16

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

You can take a train from Watford to Cambridge via London Euston, Euston Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London Kings Cross in around 1 h 29 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Cambridge via Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) and Luton in around 3 h 50 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
$15 - $24
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Train from Hatfield (Herts) to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Welwyn Garden City to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $26
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Hatfield (Herts) to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Clarendon Road to Welwyn Garden City, Waitrose
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford High Street Railway Station to Hatfield Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Watford and Cambridge is 70 km. The road distance is 82 km.

The cheapest way to get from Watford to Cambridge is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Watford to Cambridge is to drive which takes 59 min and costs £7 - £12.

No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Watford, Clarendon Road and arriving at Cambridge via Luton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 1 h 29 min to get from Watford to Cambridge, including transfers.