There are 8 ways to get from York to Watford Junction by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 17m

  1. Take the train from York to London Kings Cross

£26 - £144

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Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from York to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express

£15 - £21

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Train via Birmingham  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from York to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Watford Junction

£77 - £202

Train, bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from York to Luton
  2. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange to Watford, Railway Bridge 321 - Sapphire

£71 - £98

Drive  •  3h 11m

  1. Drive from York to Watford Junction 194.3 miles

£30 - £50

Train to Manchester, fly  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from York to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR

£71 - £243

Train to Leeds Bradford, fly  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from York to Leeds
  2. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) LBA - LHR

£50 - £294

Train to Newcastle, fly  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from York to Newcastle
  2. Fly from Newcastle (NCL) to London Heathrow (LHR) NCL - LHR

£56 - £268

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The cheapest way to get from York to Watford Junction is to bus which costs £15 - £21 and takes 6h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from York to Watford Junction is to train which costs £25 - £150 and takes 2h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from York to Watford Junction station. However, there are services departing from York and arriving at Watford Junction station via Heathrow Central Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from York to Watford Junction. However, there are services departing from York and arriving at Watford Junction via King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 17m.

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The distance between York and Watford Junction is 162 miles. The road distance is 194.3 miles.

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The best way to get from York to Watford Junction without a car is to train which takes 2h 17m and costs £25 - £150.

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It takes approximately 2h 17m to get from York to Watford Junction, including transfers.

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York to Watford Junction bus services, operated by National Express, depart from York station.

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York to Watford Junction train services, operated by LNER, depart from York station.

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The best way to get from York to Watford Junction is to train which takes 2h 17m and costs £25 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £21 and takes 6h 35m.

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  • Distance: 162 miles
  • Duration: 2h 17m

What companies run services between York, England and Watford Junction, England?

LNER operates a train from York to Watford Junction every 30 minutes. Tickets cost £16 - £23 and the journey takes 1h 51m. Grand Central also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from York to Watford Junction once daily. Tickets cost £9 - £12 and the journey takes 4h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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York to Watford Junction bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Airport London T2,3 station.

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York to Watford Junction train services, operated by LNER, arrive at London Kings Cross station.

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Yes, the driving distance between York to Watford Junction is 194 miles. It takes approximately 3h 11m to drive from York to Watford Junction.

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British Airways offers flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 1123+ hotels available in Watford Junction. Prices start at £75 per night.

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