Watford to Leeds by train

  • First train
    04:11
  • Last train
    23:41
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 55m
  • Distance
    251 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    60
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 36m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Watford to Leeds by train

Fast trains from Watford to Leeds take around 2 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 251 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Watford and Leeds.

1. Are there direct trains from Watford to Leeds?

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

We usually find around 58 departures on the route from Watford to Leeds every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 67 departures.

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

The Watford to Leeds train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leeds is usually scheduled to depart Watford around 04:11 and the last train is around 23:41. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Watford around 06:01, and the last at 23:39.

When to book Watford to Leeds 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 Watford to Leeds by train.

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Which train companies operate between Watford and Leeds?

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

  • Avanti West Coast
  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • East Midlands Trains
  • First TransPennine Express
  • London Midland
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Overground
  • London Underground
  • TransPennine Express
  • 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.

Leeds to Watford 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.