Reading to Watford by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    07:02
  • Last train
    21:27
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 24m

Travelling from Reading to Watford by train

Fast trains from Reading to Watford take around 1 hour and 24 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 46 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Watford.

Are there direct trains from Reading to Watford?

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

We usually find around 58 departures on the route from Reading to Watford 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 91 departures.

How long is the train journey from Reading to Watford?

The Reading to Watford train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 24 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Reading to Watford train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Watford is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 06:44 and the last train is around 21:12. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Reading around 06:05, and the last at 00:20.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Reading 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 Reading to Watford by train.

Which train companies operate between Reading and Watford?

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

  • First Great Western
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Midland
  • London Overground
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • Southern

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

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail 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.

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