How to travel from Manchester to Watford

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Travel Information from Manchester to Watford

distanceDistance148 miles (238 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, flight or bus
priceTicket price range$47 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $47 (€40) • 2 h 2 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $54 (€47) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or Virgin Trains

Take a train, flight or bus to travel 148 miles (238 km) between Manchester and Watford. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express, British Airways or Virgin Trains among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Manchester to Watford.

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from Manchester to Watford

How to get from Manchester to Watford by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
flight

The best way to travel from Manchester to Watford is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

British Airways
04:00PM1h00
Manchester Airport (MAN)
05:00PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$2281One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
British Airways
04:00PM1h00
Manchester Airport (MAN)
05:00PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$2281One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
British Airways
04:00PM1h00
Manchester Airport (MAN)
05:00PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$2281One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Avanti West Coast
09:15AM2h23
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
11:38AMWatford Junction (WFJ)
$2661One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
08:15AM2h29
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:44AMWatford Junction (WFJ)
$2661One-way
1 transfer
Avanti West Coast
08:15AM2h32
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
10:47AMBushey (BSH)
$2661One-way
1 transfer
British Airways
06:30PM1h05
Manchester Airport (MAN)
07:35PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$2281One-way
0 transfers
British Airways
08:10PM1h00
Manchester Airport (MAN)
09:10PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$2281One-way
0 transfers
British Airways
09:35PM1h00
Manchester Airport (MAN)
10:35PMLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)
$2281One-way
0 transfers

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Find the best journey between Manchester and Watford with Omio's travel partners British Airways, National Express and FlixBus! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular route for you.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains from Manchester to 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.

    National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance travel company operating over 550 travel per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates travel services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express travel have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most travel come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your travel to Watford from Manchester, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

      British Airways (BA) is the United Kingdom’s flag carrier airline with headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). BA is the second largest UK-based airline in terms of fleet size and number of passengers carried. Known as a full-service global airline, British Airways offers year-round low fares to destinations worldwide and flies to and from centrally-located airports. Its extensive global route network includes more than 170 destinations in nearly 80 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

        FAQs: Travel from Manchester to Watford

        FAQs: Travel 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

        There are 3 travel options from Manchester to Watford: train, flight or bus.

        The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Watford is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $47 (€40) compared to other travel options to Watford:

        A train is $2 (€2) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Manchester to Watford costing on average $49 (€42).

        A train is $8 (€6) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $54 (€47) from Manchester to Watford.

        The fastest way to get to Watford from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h.

        Other travel options to Watford take longer:

        Taking a bus requires on average 4 h 18 min of travel time.

        Getting to Watford by train takes 2 h 2 min on average.

        The distance from Manchester to Watford is approximately 148 miles (238 km).

        The average frequency per day from Manchester to Watford is:

        • Around 12 trains per day.

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Watford from Manchester as scheduled services by train, flight or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Manchester to Watford:

        • Buses most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Watford at Watford, Junction.
        • Trains most often depart from Manchester at Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Watford at Watford Junction.

        The following travel companies offer services from Manchester to Watford:

        • Travel with National Express or FlixBus for buses to Watford. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Manchester to Watford tickets on Omio for $17 (€14).
        • Travel with British Airways to go to Watford by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find British Airways Manchester to Watford tickets on Omio for $54 (€47).
        • Travel with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or West Midlands Trains for trains to Watford. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Virgin Trains Manchester to Watford tickets on Omio for $47 (€40).

        Yes, there are direct services available from Manchester to Watford with the following travel companies:

        • Direct train available with Virgin Trains 3 direct trains per day.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Watford as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Manchester to Watford.

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Manchester to Watford often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Luton, Birmingham or Stansted Mountfitchet. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Watford itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Watford and any of these top destinations today!

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