Derby to Watford by train

  • First train
    05:00
  • Last train
    22:02
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 54m
  • Distance
    158 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 31m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Derby to Watford by train

Fast trains from Derby to Watford take around 1 hour and 54 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 158 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Derby and Watford.

1. Are there direct trains from Derby to Watford?

Journeys between Derby and Watford usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 61 departures on the route from Derby to Watford every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 50 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Derby to Watford?

The Derby to Watford train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 54 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Derby to Watford train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Watford is usually scheduled to depart Derby around 05:00 and the last train is around 22:02. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Derby around 05:21, and the last at 22:26.

When to book Derby to Watford train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Derby to Watford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Derby and Watford?

More than one train company operates on the route from Derby to Watford, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London Midland
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Watford to Derby by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.