It takes an average of 2h 35m to travel from Manchester to Watford by train, over a distance of around 148 miles (238 km). There are normally 4 trains per day traveling from Manchester to Watford and tickets for this journey start from $35.38 when you book in advance.
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148 miles (238 km)
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Direct trains available
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On average, it takes around 2 hours 35 minutes to travel from Manchester to Watford by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 1 minute though. You'll usually find 4 trains per day running along the 238 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Watford.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Manchester to Watford start from $35.38 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Watford by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.
The average journey time by train between Manchester and Watford is 2 hours and 35 minutes, with around 4 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Manchester to Watford is 2 hours and 1 minute.
Train tickets from Manchester to Watford can start from as little as $35.38 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to Watford without having to change trains. There are 4 direct trains from Manchester to Watford each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Manchester to Watford leaves at 04:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Manchester to Watford leaves at 21:15. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Manchester to Watford cover a distance of around 148 miles (238 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Watford to Manchester.
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