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Birmingham to Watford by train

It takes an average of 1h 46m to travel from Birmingham to Watford by train, over a distance of around 86 miles (138 km). There are normally 38 trains per day travelling from Birmingham to Watford and tickets for this journey start from £9 when you book in advance.

First train

04:27

Last train

23:11

Departure station

Birmingham

Arrival station

Watford

Journey time

From 1h 12m

Distance

86 miles (138 km)

Frequency

38 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £9

Train operators

Avanti West Coast

Travelling from Birmingham to Watford by train

Looking to travel from Birmingham to Watford by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 1 hour 46 minutes to travel from Birmingham to Watford by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 1 hour 12 minutes though. You'll usually find 38 trains per day running along the 86 miles (138 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. Avanti West Coast are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Watford in no time.

To help you get great train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Birmingham to Watford in our Journey Planner. Just remember, as well as travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from £9.00.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, scroll up for timetables including live train times, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Birmingham to Watford? 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 Birmingham to Watford take?

The average journey time by train between Birmingham and Watford is 1 hour and 46 minutes, with around 38 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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Birmingham to Watford is 1 hour and 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Birmingham to Watford cost?

Train ticket prices from Birmingham to Watford can start from as little as £9 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Watford?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Birmingham to Watford without having to change trains. There are 38 direct trains from Birmingham to Watford each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Birmingham to Watford leaves at 04:27. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Birmingham to Watford leaves at 23:11. 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 Birmingham and Watford by train?

Trains travelling from Birmingham to Watford cover a distance of around 86 miles (138 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Watford to Birmingham.

Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Watford

Train tickets from Birmingham to Watford start at £9 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Birmingham to Watford is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

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

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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