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There are 5 ways to get from Watford to Hitchin by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 23m

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

£22 - £44

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Line 321 bus, line 88 bus  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the line 321 bus from Watford, Market Street to Luton Station Interchange 321
  2. Take the line 88 bus from Luton Station Interchange to Hitchin, Football Club 88

£7 - £10

3 alternative options

Line 321 bus, line 757 bus, bus  •  2h 36m

  1. Take the line 321 bus from Watford, Market Street to Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH 321
  2. Take the line 757 bus from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH to Old Airport Bus Station 757
  3. Take the bus from Luton Airport London to Hitchin

£13 - £19

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Watford to Hitchin 26.6 miles

£55 - £70

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Hitchin 26.6 miles

£4 - £6

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The cheapest way to get from Watford to Hitchin is to drive which costs £4 - £6 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Hitchin is to taxi which costs £55 - £70 and takes 31 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Hitchin. However, there are services departing from Watford, Market Street and arriving at Hitchin via Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH and Luton Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 36m.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to Hitchin. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Hitchin via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 23m.

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The distance between Watford and Hitchin is 21 miles. The road distance is 26.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to Hitchin without a car is to train which takes 1h 23m and costs £21 - £45.

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It takes approximately 1h 23m to get from Watford to Hitchin, including transfers.

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Watford to Hitchin bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Watford, Market Street station.

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Watford to Hitchin train services, operated by London Northwestern Railway, depart from Watford Junction station.

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The best way to get from Watford to Hitchin is to train which takes 1h 23m and costs £21 - £45. Alternatively, you can line 321 bus and line 757 bus and bus, which costs £12 - £20 and takes 2h 36m.

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Map of how to get from Watford to Hitchin.
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  • Distance: 21 miles
  • Duration: 1h 23m

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

You can take a train from Watford to Hitchin via London Euston and London St Pancras International LL in around 1h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Hitchin via Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH, Old Airport Bus Station, and Luton Airport London in around 2h 36m.

Train operators
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
23 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
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£15 - £18
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£15 - £18
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Market Street to Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Market Street to Luton Station Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH to Old Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Green Line
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 Luton Airport London to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
National Express
Centrebus South
Website
centrebus.info
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Hitchin, Football Club
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£3 - £4
Website
Centrebus South
Other operators
Taxi from Watford to Hitchin
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
£55 - £70
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 Hitchin bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Hitchin station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Hitchin is 27 miles. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Watford to Hitchin.

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