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

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Recommended option

Train, subway  •  30 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to London Euston
  2. Take the subway from Euston station to Leicester Square station Northern

£9 - £29

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  47 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Watford to London 20.9 miles

£2

4 alternative options

Train  •  54 min

  1. Take the train from Watford High Street to London Euston

Line 142 bus, subway  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the line 142 bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to Edgware 142
  2. Take the subway from Edgware station to Leicester Square station Northern

£4 - £6

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Watford to Covent Garden 21.2 miles

£50 - £65

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Covent Garden 21.2 miles

£3 - £5

Watford to Covent Garden by train and subway

The journey time between Watford and Covent Garden is around 41 min and covers a distance of around 19 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 23 min. Operated by London Midland, Avanti West Coast, London Overground and others, the Watford to Covent Garden service departs from Watford Junction and arrives in Leicester Square station. Typically 1120 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
41 min
Fastest journey time:
23 min
Services per week:
1120
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:20
Last service departs at:
23:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Watford to Covent Garden train and subway schedules

Departing Friday, June 18, 2021

Watford → Covent Garden
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Watford to Covent Garden is to rideshare which costs £2 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Covent Garden is to train and subway which costs £8 - £29 and takes 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to Covent Garden station. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Leicester Square station via Euston station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Watford and Covent Garden is 15 miles. The road distance is 21.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to Covent Garden without a car is to train and subway which takes 30 min and costs £8 - £29.

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It takes approximately 30 min to get from Watford to Covent Garden, including transfers.

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

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Watford to Covent Garden train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), arrive at Leicester Square station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Covent Garden is 21 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Watford to Covent Garden.

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There are 3888+ hotels available in Covent Garden. Prices start at £75 per night.

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  • Distance: 15.5 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

What companies run services between Watford, England and Covent Garden, Greater London, England?

London Overground operates a train from Watford High Street to London Euston every 20 minutes, and the journey takes 48 min.

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
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 Euston station to Leicester Square station
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Subway from Edgware station to Leicester Square station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 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 Watford, Beechen Grove to Edgware
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Watford to London
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Watford to Covent Garden
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
£50 - £65
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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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Watford and Covent Garden. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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