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London Euston to Watford Junction by train

It takes an average of 30m to travel from London Euston to Watford Junction by train, over a distance of around 15 miles (24 km). There are normally 287 trains per day travelling from London Euston to Watford Junction and tickets for this journey start from £11.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 14m
PriceFrom £11.50
Distance15 miles (24 km)
Frequency287 trains per day
First train04:30
Last train01:39
Departure stationLondon Euston
Arrival stationWatford Junction
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon Overground, Avanti West Coast

London Euston to Watford Junction train times

Check out the next trains departing from London Euston to Watford Junction for Tuesday 8th November 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:49 14:03 14m, direct
13:54 14:10 16m, direct
14:00 14:51 51m, direct
14:03 14:25 22m, direct
14:15 15:06 51m, direct
14:24 14:39 15m, direct
14:30 15:21 51m, direct
14:33 14:52 19m, direct
14:45 15:36 51m, direct
14:49 15:03 14m, direct

Taking the train from London Euston to Watford Junction

Thinking about taking the train from London Euston to Watford Junction? Start your journey with us!

Generally, the train from London Euston to Watford Junction takes around 30m, but can take just 14m on the fastest services, with around 163 trains running on this popular route every day. As there are direct trains available between London Euston and Watford Junction, there’s no need for any changes along the way.

This popular route between these two stations is served by the London Overground and Avanti West Coast, so hop on board and enjoy comfortable seating on all services.

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, why not take the Harry Potter Studio shuttle bus once you get off at Watford Junction station? You’ll get there in just 15 minutes. Check out our guide to how to get to the Harry Potter Studios for more details.

If you’re looking to snap up the cheapest fares, book an Off-Peak time as these are usually cheaper compared to travelling at Peak times. If you’d like to save even more, get a Railcard – you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a year.

Ready to book your journey from London Euston to Watford Junction? Start your search for train tickets with us today. For more information, keep reading for our timetable where you can find first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train fares.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London Euston to Watford Junction? 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 London Euston to Watford Junction take?

The average journey time by train between London Euston and Watford Junction is 30 minutes, with around 287 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 London Euston and Watford Junction by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London Euston to Watford Junction is 14 minutes.

How much does the train from London Euston to Watford Junction cost?

Train ticket prices from London Euston to Watford Junction can start from as little as £11.50 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 London Euston to Watford Junction?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London Euston to Watford Junction without having to change trains. There are 287 direct trains from London Euston to Watford Junction each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London Euston to Watford Junction leave?

The first train from London Euston to Watford Junction leaves at 04:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London Euston to Watford Junction leave?

The last train from London Euston to Watford Junction leaves at 01:39. 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 London Euston and Watford Junction by train?

Trains travelling from London Euston to Watford Junction cover a distance of around 15 miles (24 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London Euston to Watford Junction

Train tickets from London Euston to Watford Junction start at £11.50 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 London Euston to Watford Junction 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.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

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

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London to Watford in twenty minutes

Review by Freddie Larkins

I took a West Midlands Trains service from London Euston to Watford Junction. The journey was very efficient, taking less than half the time than a London Overground service between the two stations.

I had bought an Anytime Day Single ticket, which allowed me to take any West Midlands Trains service that day. Combined with a 16-25 Railcard it made for a cheap, stress-free journey. I grabbed something to eat from the plaza outside the station entrance before hopping on my train to Watford.

The journey

There was only one class on board and because I was travelling with an Anytime ticket, I didn’t have a seat reservation. I simply searched the carriage until I found a free seat. Because it was such a short journey, I didn’t feel the need to connect to the onboard WiFi, but there is free WiFi on board via the “Loop” entertainment portal.

Arrival at Watford Junction

I arrived on time at Watford. As I was visiting a friend who lives in the area, I jumped on a local bus service from outside the station to complete my journey.

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