The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Watford to Manchester is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 53 m
3 h 1 m
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It's difficult to get from Watford to Manchester without transferring at least once.
|Distance||148 miles (238 km)|
|Average train ticket price||$13 (€11)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||Cross Country or Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Watford to Manchester cover the 148 miles (238 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 21 min with our travel partners like Cross Country or Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $1 (€1), but the average price of train tickets is $13 (€11). Travelers depart most frequently from Watford Junction and arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.
You can travel by train to Manchester from Watford with CrossCountry. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.
Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains to Manchester from Watford. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.
When departing from Watford, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Watford Junction, Watford High Street and Watford North. When arriving in Manchester, you can end your route in train stations like Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Watford Junction, which is located around 0.8 miles (1.3 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Manchester Piccadilly, located 0.6 miles (954 m) away from the city centre.
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