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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, train  •  1 h 2 min

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

$11 - $19

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford, Clarendon Road to Luton Town Centre, Church Street (Town Centre) 321|Sapphire

$5 - $8

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 17 min

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

$15 - $43

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Watford to Luton 17.4 miles

$80 - $95

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Watford to Luton 17.4 miles

$3 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Watford to Luton is to drive which costs £2 - £5 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Luton is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 21 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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It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to get from Watford to Luton, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Watford, Clarendon Road and arriving at Luton Town Centre, Church Street (Town Centre). Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 16 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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 17 min.

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The nearest airport to Luton is London Luton (LTN) Airport which is 1.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include London Heathrow (LHR) (28.5 miles), London Stansted (STN) (29.1 miles), London City (LCY) (33 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (51.5 miles).

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Map of how to get from Watford to Luton.
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  • Distance: 15.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

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

You can take a train from Watford to Luton via London Euston and London St Pancras International in around 1 h 17 min. Alternatively, Arriva UK operates a bus from Watford to Luton every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $5 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Radlett to Luton
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $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 - $22
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $22
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford High Street Railway Station to Radlett, Recreation Ground
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Clarendon Road to Luton Town Centre, Church Street (Town Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Sullivan Buses
Phone
01707 646 803
Website
sullivanbuses.co.uk
Bus from Watford High Street Railway Station to Radlett, Recreation Ground
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
sullivanbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Watford to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$80 - $95
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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