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There are 6 ways to get from Watford to Charlton by train, bus, subway, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1h 43m

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to London Euston
  2. Take the train from Vauxhall to Shepperton

£17 - £47

Cheapest option

Line 258 bus, line 140 bus, line 120 bus, line 235 bus  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the line 258 bus from Watford, Water Lane to Harrow Weald Bus Garage 258
  2. Take the line 140 bus from Harrow Weald Bus Garage to Northolt Station 140
  3. Take the line 120 bus from Northolt Station to Hounslow, The Bell 120
  4. Take the line 235 bus from Hounslow, The Bell to Sunbury, St Ignatius Church 235

£2

4 alternative options

Train, line 237 bus, line 235 bus  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Shepherds Bush
  2. Take the line 237 bus from Shepherd's Bush to Hounslow Bus Station 237
  3. Take the line 235 bus from Hounslow Bus Station to Sunbury, Nursery Road 235

£8 - £15

Line 142 bus, subway, train  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the line 142 bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to Stanmore Station 142
  2. Take the subway from Stanmore station to Waterloo station
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Shepperton

£14 - £24

Taxi  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Watford to Charlton 27.6 miles

£65 - £85

Drive  •  32 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Charlton 27.6 miles

£4 - £7

Watford to Charlton by train and subway

The journey time between Watford and Charlton is around 1h 45m and covers a distance of around 41 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 20m. Operated by London Midland, Avanti West Coast, London Overground and others, the Watford to Charlton service departs from Watford Junction and arrives in Shepperton. Typically 205 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
1h 45m
Fastest journey time:
1h 20m
Journey distance:
41 miles
Services per week:
205
Cheapest price:
£17
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:20
Last service departs at:
23:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Watford to Charlton train and subway schedules

Departing Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Watford → Charlton
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Charlton is 111.

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The cheapest way to get from Watford to Charlton is to line 258 bus and line 140 bus and line 120 bus and line 235 bus which costs £2 and takes 2h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Watford to Charlton is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £65 - £85 and takes 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Watford, Water Lane and arriving at Sunbury, St Ignatius Church via Harrow Weald Bus Garage, Northolt Station and Hounslow, The Bell. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Shepperton via Euston station and Vauxhall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 43m.

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The distance between Watford and Charlton is 17 miles. The road distance is 27.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to Charlton without a car is to train which takes 1h 43m and costs £16 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1h 43m to get from Watford to Charlton, including transfers.

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Watford to Charlton bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Watford, Water Lane station.

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Watford to Charlton train services, operated by London Midland, depart from Watford Junction station.

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The best way to get from Watford to Charlton is to train which takes 1h 43m and costs £16 - £50. Alternatively, you can line 258 bus and line 140 bus and line 120 bus and line 235 bus, which costs £2 and takes 2h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Watford to Charlton.
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  • Distance: 17.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 43m

What companies run services between Watford, England and Charlton, Surrey, England?

You can take a train from Watford to Charlton via London Euston, Euston station, Vauxhall station, and Vauxhall in around 1h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Charlton via Harrow Weald Bus Garage, Northolt Station, and Hounslow, The Bell in around 2h 35m.

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
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Vauxhall to Shepperton
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £18
Train from London Waterloo to Shepperton
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£9 - £12
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £19
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 Stanmore station to Waterloo station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Shepherd's Bush to Hounslow Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Hounslow Bus Station to Sunbury, Nursery Road
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£0
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to Stanmore Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Watford, Water Lane to Harrow Weald Bus Garage
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Harrow Weald Bus Garage to Northolt Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£0
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Northolt Station to Hounslow, The Bell
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£0
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Hounslow, The Bell to Sunbury, St Ignatius Church
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£0
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Watford to Charlton
Ave. Duration
32 min
Estimated price
£65 - £85
Newline Cabs
Phone
+44 1923 222 121
Website
newlinecabs.co.uk
Mealing Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1923 823 880
Website
mealings.co.uk
Alliance Taxis Watford
Phone
+44 1923 805 300
Website
alliancetaxiswatfo.wixsite.com
AA Metro Cars Watford
Phone
+44 1923 353 535
A1 Taxis
Phone
+44 1923 222 222
Website
a1taxicabs.co.uk

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Watford to Charlton bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Sunbury, St Ignatius Church station.

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Watford to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Shepperton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Charlton is 28 miles. It takes approximately 32 min to drive from Watford to Charlton.

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