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There are 4 ways to get from Watford to Cambridge by train, subway or car

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Train  •  2h 11m

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

£33 - £61

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Subway, train  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the subway from Watford station to Liverpool Street station Metropolitan
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge

£27 - £40

2 alternative options

Train via Watford High Street  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the train from Watford High Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Cambridge

Drive  •  1h

  1. Drive from Watford to Cambridge 52.4 miles

£7 - £12

Watford to Cambridge by train and walk

The journey time between Watford and Cambridge is around 1h 43m and covers a distance of around 76 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 29m. Operated by London Midland, Avanti West Coast, London Overground and others, the Watford to Cambridge service departs from Watford Junction and arrives in Cambridge. Typically 186 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 43m
Fastest journey time:
1h 29m
Services per week:
186
Cheapest price:
£33
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:16
Last service departs at:
23:02

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Watford to Cambridge train and walk schedules

Watford → Cambridge
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The cheapest way to get from Watford to Cambridge is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Cambridge is to drive which costs £7 - £12 and takes 1h.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Cambridge via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 11m.

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It is 44 miles from Watford to Cambridge. It is approximately 52.4 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Watford to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 2h 11m and costs £30 - £65.

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It takes approximately 2h 11m to get from Watford to Cambridge, including transfers.

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Watford to Cambridge train services, operated by London Overground, depart from Watford High Street station.

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Watford to Cambridge train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Cambridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Cambridge is 52 miles. It takes approximately 1h to drive from Watford to Cambridge.

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There are 211+ hotels available in Cambridge. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Watford to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 43.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 11m

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

You can take a train from Watford to Cambridge via London Euston and London St Pancras International LL in around 2h 11m.

Train operators
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£4 - £6
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £8
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
Train from Watford High Street to London Euston
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£26 - £35
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£26 - £35
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Watford station to Liverpool Street station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
London Underground (Tube)

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