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There are 8 ways to get from Watford to Cornwall by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Par

£95 - £127

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Bus  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to St Austell National Express

£14 - £16

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 15m

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Exeter Central
  2. Take the bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Launceston, Westgate Street 6A
  3. Take the bus from Launceston, Westgate Street to Victoria, Cornwall Services 211

Drive  •  4h 17m

  1. Drive from Watford to Cornwall 247.2 miles

£35 - £55

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Newquay, bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Watford High Street to Queens Park (London)
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Newquay (NQY) LHR - NQY
  3. Take the bus from Newquay, Burger King to Lockengate, Shelter

Fly London Heathrow to Exeter, train  •  10h 29m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Exeter (EXT) LHR - EXT
  2. Take the train from Exeter St Davids to Par

£136 - £486

Train to Manchester, fly to Newquay  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Wilmslow
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Newquay (NQY) MAN - NQY

£107 - £369

Train to Southampton, fly to Newquay  •  10h 45m

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from Southampton (SOU) to Newquay (NQY) SOU - NQY

£157 - £411

Watford to Cornwall by train and subway

The journey time between Watford and Cornwall is around 7h 23m and covers a distance of around 279 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 20m. Operated by London Overground, London Underground (Tube) and First Great Western Service, the Watford to Cornwall service departs from Watford High Street and arrives in Luxulyan. Typically 38 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
7h 23m
Fastest journey time:
5h 20m
Services per week:
38
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:48
Last service departs at:
22:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Watford to Cornwall train and subway schedules

Watford → Cornwall
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The cost-effective way to get from Watford to Cornwall is to bus, which costs £13 - £17 and takes 9h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Cornwall is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 4h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Watford, Water Lane and arriving at Rosevean, Bowling Green Turn via Harrow Bus Station, Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and St Austell, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to Cornwall. However, there are services departing from Watford High Street and arriving at Luxulyan via Queen's Park station, London Paddington and Par. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 56m.

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The distance between Watford and Cornwall is 209 miles. The road distance is 247.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to Cornwall without a car is to train which takes 6h 56m and costs £95 - £130.

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It takes approximately 6h 56m to get from Watford to Cornwall, including transfers.

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Watford to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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Watford to Cornwall train services, operated by First Great Western Service, depart from London Paddington station.

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The best way to get from Watford to Cornwall is to train which takes 6h 56m and costs £95 - £130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £17 and takes 9h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Watford to Cornwall.
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  • Distance: 208.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h 56m

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

First Great Western Service operates a train from London Paddington to Par every 3 hours. Tickets cost £90 - £120 and the journey takes 4h. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to St Austell once daily. Tickets cost £10 - £13 and the journey takes 5h 53m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Isle Of Man, Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £150
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from Manchester to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £340
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
7h 32m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £400
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£130 - £400
Blue Islands Limited
Website
blueislands.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £150
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£170 - £550
Flights from Southampton to Newquay via Newcastle
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£130 - £400
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Exeter via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£85 - £420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Newquay
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
£65 - £260
Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Par
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£90 - £120
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£90 - £120
Anytime Day 1st Class
£150 - £210
Train from Exeter St Davids to Par
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£55 - £75
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Clapham Junction to Exeter Central
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£70 - £150
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£70 - £95
Anytime Day 1st Class
£120 - £150
Train from Clapham Junction to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £65
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£50 - £65
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Watford High Street to Queens Park (London)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
Bus operators
Stagecoach South West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Exeter City Centre, Paris Street to Launceston, Westgate Street
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach South West
First Kernow
Phone
+44 345 646 0707
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Launceston, Westgate Street to Victoria, Cornwall Services
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
First Kernow
Bus from Newquay, Burger King to Lockengate, Shelter
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
First Kernow
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 Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to St Austell
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Newquay Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Watford to Cornwall bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at St Austell station.

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Watford to Cornwall train services, operated by First Great Western Service, arrive at Par station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Cornwall is 247 miles. It takes approximately 4h 17m to drive from Watford to Cornwall.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Newquay Airport.

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There are 756+ hotels available in Cornwall. Prices start at £75 per night.

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