Watford to Nottingham by train

  • First train
    04:11
  • Last train
    00:58
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 30m
  • Distance
    153 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    46
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 21m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Watford to Nottingham by train

Fast trains from Watford to Nottingham take around 2 hours and 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 153 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Watford and Nottingham.

1. Are there direct trains from Watford to Nottingham?

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

We usually find around 50 departures on the route from Watford to Nottingham 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 44 departures.

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

The Watford to Nottingham train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 30 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Nottingham is usually scheduled to depart Watford around 04:11 and the last train is around 00:58. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Watford around 04:21, and the last at 00:57.

When to book Watford to Nottingham 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 Nottingham by train.

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Which train companies operate between Watford and Nottingham?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London Midland
  • London Overground
  • London Underground
  • Virgin Trains

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

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Child and youth passengers

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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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