How to travel from Watford to Manchester

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Travel Information between Watford and Manchester

distanceDistance148 miles (238 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$49 - $54
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $49 (€42) • 2 h 14 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $54 (€47) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, British Airways or Virgin Trains

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

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

Our recommendation

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

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Find the best trip from Watford to Manchester with British Airways, National Express and FlixBus. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most popular trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

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

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Watford - Manchester travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom with its headquarters in London near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Known as a full-service global airline, BA offers low fares year-round to destinations around the globe 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. BA is also the second largest airline based in the UK in terms of its fleet size and number of passengers carried.

        FAQs: Travel from Watford to Manchester

        FAQs: Travel to Manchester 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 Watford to Manchester.

        You can get from Watford to Manchester 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel to Manchester from Watford is a train with an average price of $49 (€42).

        This is compared to other travel options from Watford to Manchester:

        Taking a train costs $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $49 (€42).

        A train is $5 (€4) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $54 (€47) from Watford to Manchester.

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

        There are alternative travel options to Manchester that take longer:

        Getting to Manchester by bus takes 4 h 20 min on average.

        Train takes 2 h 14 min on average.

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

        The average frequency per day from Watford to Manchester is:

        • Around 3 trains per day.

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

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

        • Buses mostly leave from Watford, Junction and tend to arrive in Manchester, Coach Station.
        • Trains mostly leave from Watford Junction and tend to arrive in Manchester Piccadilly.

        The following travel companies offer services from Watford to Manchester:

        • FlixBus or National Express can get you to Manchester by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from Watford to Manchester for $58 (€50) on Omio.
        • British Airways can get you to Manchester by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with British Airways from Watford to Manchester for $54 (€47) on Omio.
        • Travel with Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or West Midlands Trains to go to Manchester by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Virgin Trains Watford to Manchester tickets on Omio for $49 (€42).

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

        • Direct train available with Virgin Trains 1 direct train per day.

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

        Many of our customers traveling from Watford to Manchester don't make Manchester their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Manchester are London, Liverpool, Paris, Edinburgh or Glasgow, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Manchester to any of these top destinations today!

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