Leicester to Watford by train

  • First train
    04:45
  • Last train
    22:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 14m
  • Distance
    120 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    55
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 6m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Leicester to Watford by train

Fast trains from Leicester to Watford take around 1 hour and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 120 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Leicester and Watford.

1. Are there direct trains from Leicester to Watford?

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

We usually find around 56 departures on the route from Leicester 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 52 departures.

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

The Leicester to Watford train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Watford is usually scheduled to depart Leicester around 04:45 and the last train is around 22:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Leicester around 04:45, and the last at 21:50.

When to book Leicester 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 Leicester to Watford by train.

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Which train companies operate between Leicester and Watford?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Railway
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London Midland
  • London Overground
  • London Underground
  • UK Rail Connections
  • 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 Leicester 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.