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

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Bus, train  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford High Street Railway Station to Radlett, Recreation Ground 602 / ...
  2. Take the train from Radlett to Luton

$12 - $16

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Bus  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford, Railway Bridge to Luton Town Centre, Flowers Way 321|Sapphire

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 31 min

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

$13 - $43

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Watford to Luton 17.4 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Luton 17.4 miles

$3 - $6

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Watford, Railway Bridge and arriving at Luton Town Centre, Flowers Way. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Watford to Luton. However, there are services departing from Watford Junction and arriving at Luton via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 31 min.

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The distance between Watford and Luton is 16 miles. The road distance is 17.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Watford to Luton without a car is to bus and train which takes 1 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 3 min to get from Watford to Luton, including transfers.

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

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Watford to Luton train services, operated by West Midlands, depart from Watford Junction station.

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The best way to get from Watford to Luton is to bus which takes 1 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 31 min.

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Watford to Luton bus services, operated by Arriva UK, arrive at Luton Town Centre, Flowers Way station.

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

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Map of how to get from Watford to Luton.
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  • Distance: 15.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 3 min

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

Arriva UK operates a bus from Watford to Luton every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Watford to Luton via London Euston and London St Pancras International LL in around 1 h 31 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Radlett to Luton
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $23
London Overground
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Oyster Card Off-Peak
$4 - $7
Cash
$8 - $12
Oyster Card
$6 - $10
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Single
$20 - $29
Bus operators
Uno
Website
unobus.info
Bus from Watford High Street Railway Station to Radlett, Recreation Ground
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
unobus.info
Sullivan Buses
Phone
01707 646 803
Website
sullivanbuses.co.uk
Bus from Watford High Street Railway Station to Radlett, Recreation Ground
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
sullivanbuses.co.uk
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Railway Bridge to Luton Town Centre, Flowers Way
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Watford to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222

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Yes, the driving distance between Watford to Luton is 17 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Watford to Luton.

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