There are 4 ways to get from Watford to Southampton by train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 14 min

$36 - $72

Cheapest option

Line 724 bus, bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. 724
  2. National Express / ...

$30 - $35

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 21 min

  1. 103 / ...
  2. 800 / ...

$50 - $79

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. 82.7 miles

$17 - $26

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

South Western Railway operates a train from Watford to Southampton hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Watford to Southampton via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Heathrow Airport London in around 4 h 9 min.

Train operators
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from Watford, Beechen Grove to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
Carousel Buses
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
Carousel Buses
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Watford and Southampton is 109 km. The road distance is 132 km.

The cheapest way to get from Watford to Southampton is to drive which costs £13 - £19 and takes 1 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Watford to Southampton is to drive which takes 1 h 25 min and costs £13 - £19.

No, there is no direct bus from Watford to Southampton. However, there are services departing from Watford, Town Hall and arriving at Southampton via Heathrow Airport London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to get from Watford to Southampton, including transfers.