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Cheap train tickets and times from Manchester to Watford

Showing times and prices for May 21

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

3 h 16 m

Average

3 h 54 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

238 km

Cheap train tickets from Manchester to start from $69 with an average ticket price of $84.

The fastest train from Manchester to takes 3h 16m in comparison to an average duration of 3h 54m and covers a distance of 238 km.

3 trains that leave Manchester for every day with 3 travelling directly.

Avanti West Coast
09:16AM5h10
Manchester
02:26PMWatford
$691One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
10:15AM3h18
Manchester
01:33PMWatford
$851One-way
0 transfers
Avanti West Coast
09:55AM3h16
Manchester
01:11PMWatford
$981One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Watford

distanceDistance148 miles (238 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 2 min
priceAverage train ticket price$100 (€87)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, CrossCountry or West Midlands Trains

Trains from Manchester to Watford cover the 148 miles (238 km) long route taking on average 2 h 2 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or West Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $47 (€40), but the average price of train tickets is $100 (€87). Travelers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Watford Junction.

Train companies: Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and West Midland Trains from Manchester to Watford trains

Find the best trains to Watford from Manchester with Omio's travel partners Virgin Trains, CrossCountry and West Midland Trains from $86 (€74). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train from Manchester to Watford you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

FAQs: Trains from Manchester to Watford

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester to Watford easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Watford.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Watford can start from as little as $47 (€40) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Watford is $100 (€87); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Watford train travel time is 2 h 2 min   for the 148 mile (238 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Watford leaves at 5: 05 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Watford leaves at 7: 55 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Manchester to Watford without having to change trains with Virgin Trains. There are 3 direct trains from Manchester to Watford each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Manchester to Watford, you can count on Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or West Midlands Trains for the best way to get you to Watford. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Watford from Manchester and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 7: 55 PM.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Watford, you can end your journey in train stations like Watford Junction, Watford High Street and Watford North.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Watford Junction, located 1.1 miles (1.7 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Watford from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 2 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Manchester to Watford by train is October.
You have options as you can travel to Watford from Manchester 3 different ways: train, flight or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Manchester and Watford

Manchester
Watford
Manchester Piccadilly is the most popular Manchester railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Manchester for your trip to Watford.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
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ParkingParking
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phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transit options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales
Manchester AirportWifiShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
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Public transit options for Manchester Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail Replacement bus services depart from stands L & M of the adjacent Bus Station which is situated close to the ticket office.
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Manchester Victoria
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick up point is on Station Approach (M3 1WY) directly outside the station main entrance, outside the M & S shop.
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ParkingParking
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Public transit options for Manchester Oxford Road
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the bus stops on Whitworth St West (200 yards from station) (station side for Liverpool, opposite side for Piccadilly)
Manchester Piccadilly, Victoria, Oxford Road or DeansgateAccessibility
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