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Watford to Luton by train

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Last train


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Journey time

From 2h 34m


16 miles (25 km)


1 train per day


1 change

Train operators

Thameslink, Southern

About the train journey from Watford to Luton

Want to travel from Watford to Luton by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Watford to Luton usually takes 2 hours 34 minutes on average to travel 25 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 34 minutes. You can expect to find 1 train per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Watford and Luton, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Luton.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Watford to Luton in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save!

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Luton, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

FAQs for Watford to Luton

Want to know more about your journey from Watford to Luton? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Watford to Luton take?

The average journey time by train between Watford and Luton is 2 hours and 34 minutes, with around 1 train 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Watford and Luton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Watford to Luton is 2 hours and 34 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Watford to Luton?

No, there are no direct train services from Watford to Luton. Travelling from Watford to Luton by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Watford to Luton leave?

The first train from Watford to Luton leaves at 09:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Watford to Luton leave?

The last train from Watford to Luton leaves at 09:52. 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.

What's the distance between Watford and Luton by train?

Trains travelling from Watford to Luton cover a distance of around 16 miles (25 km) during the journey.

Cheap train tickets from Watford to Luton

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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