Public transport

Watford is exceptionally well connected by rail, bus and air. In fact, a recent report by consultancy Local Futures showed that Watford was the fifth best connected local authority area in the country.

public transport information


Watford Junction is on the West Coast Main Line for Euston (London Midland and London Overground services), the Southern service to Kensington Olympia and Clapham Junction (for Gatwick Airport and Brighton) and the Abbey Flyer service to St Albans.  Please check the Transport for London website for details of travel in and out of London.

Trains also run to Brighton via Kensington Olympia and Clapham Junction. In the other direction, trains run regularly to the North, the Midlands and Scotland. For information on train times and ticket enquiries, please visit the National Rail website.

West coast line closures 2014 and 2015
During 2014 and 2015, the line into London Euston will be closed on certain days to carry out improvement works to the route.

Key dates
Saturday 3 to Monday 5 May
Saturday 9 to Monday 11 August
Saturday 16 to Monday 18 August
Saturday 23 to Tuesday 26 August
Wednesday 24 to Monday 29 December

Saturday 14 to Monday 16 February
Saturday 21 to Monday 23 February
Friday 3 to Tuesday 7 April

If you cannot postpone your journey to another date or use a different line to and from London, then it is very important that you check your journey details carefully as your journey will take considerably longer.

You can read more information here.

Bus/ coach

Watford is served by Hertfordshire’s Intalink partnership, which is a unique collaboration between local authorities and bus and train operators in Hertfordshire. For details on bus routes operating in Hertfordshire please visit the Intalink website.


Watford is well served for airports, with Luton, Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, all easily accessible by train, coach or the motorway.

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