There are 5 ways to get from Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport

$25 - $38

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Line 724 bus, bus  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the line 724 bus from Watford, Town Hall to Heathrow Central Bus Station 724
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to South Terminal Bus Station 200 / ...

$20 - $27

3 alternative options

Line 602 bus, train  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the line 602 bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to St Albans City Railway Station 602
  2. Take the train from St Albans City to Gatwick Airport

$28 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 59.5 miles

$12 - $19

Towncar  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Take a town car from Watford to London Gatwick Airport 59.5 miles

$170 - $240

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No, there is no direct bus from Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) station. However, there are services departing from Watford, Town Hall and arriving at South Terminal Bus Station via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW). However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Gatwick Airport via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 13 min.

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The distance between Watford and London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 36 miles. The road distance is 59.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) without a car is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to get from Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), including transfers.

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Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), depart from Watford, Town Hall station.

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Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Southern, depart from Watford Junction station.

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The best way to get from Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is to train which takes 1 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 724 bus and bus, which costs and takes 2 h 32 min.

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Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at South Terminal Bus Station.

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Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Gatwick Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).
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  • Distance: 36.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 13 min

What companies run services between Watford, England and London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England?

You can take a train from Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Clapham Junction in around 1 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) via Heathrow Central Bus Station in around 2 h 32 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Watford Junction to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Town Hall to Heathrow Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Green Line
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Green Line (Arriva)
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 Central Bus Station to South Terminal Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
Uno
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to St Albans City Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Website
unobus.info
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Watford to London Gatwick Airport
Estimated price
$170 - $240

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is 60 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to drive from Watford to London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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