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There are 4 ways to get from Watford to Harpenden by bus, train, taxi or car

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Line 321 bus  •  1h 1m

  1. Take the line 321 bus from Watford, Railway Bridge to Harpenden, Old Cock Inn 321

£4 - £6

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 9m

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

£18 - £41

Taxi  •  20 min

  1. Take a taxi from Watford to Harpenden 16.3 miles

£35 - £45

Drive  •  20 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Harpenden 16.3 miles

£2 - £4

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The cost-effective way to get from Watford to Harpenden is to drive, which costs £2 - £4 and takes 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Harpenden is to taxi which costs £35 - £45 and takes 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Watford, Railway Bridge and arriving at Harpenden, Old Cock Inn. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to Harpenden. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Harpenden via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 9m.

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The distance between Watford and Harpenden is 11 miles. The road distance is 16.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to Harpenden without a car is to line 321 bus which takes 1h 1m and costs £4 - £6.

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The line 321 bus from Watford, Railway Bridge to Harpenden, Old Cock Inn takes 1h 1m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Watford to Harpenden bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Watford, Railway Bridge station.

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

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The best way to get from Watford to Harpenden is to line 321 bus which takes 1h 1m and costs £4 - £6. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £17 - £45 and takes 1h 9m.

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  • Distance: 11.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 1m

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

Arriva UK operates a bus from Watford, Railway Bridge to Harpenden, Old Cock Inn every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £4 - £6 and the journey takes 1h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Watford to Harpenden via London Euston and London St Pancras International LL in around 1h 9m.

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
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Harpenden
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£11 - £15
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Watford to Harpenden
Ave. Duration
20 min
Estimated price
£35 - £45
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 Harpenden bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Harpenden, Old Cock Inn station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Harpenden is 16 miles. It takes approximately 20 min to drive from Watford to Harpenden.

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