Trains from Manchester to Watford

Manchester to Watford train information

Manchester Watford train map

Train duration 2h29m
Arrival Watford, England
Departure Manchester, England
Distance 149 Miles
  • Find your ticket on gopili to identify the different operators for your train from Manchester (North West England) to Watford (East of England). The services on board will vary depending on the rail provider.
  • There are 149 miles between the two cities and the average duration between Manchester to Watford is around 2h29m. Train travel is most of the time the fastest way to travel to Watford from Manchester, and it's also a greener option than driving or taking the plane.
  • Prices may vary quickly. We suggest you to make a search to see the latest available offers.

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Manchester - Watford prices calendar

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Manchester - Watford: the best time to book cheap trains

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The graph above shows the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train ticket is booked. Purchasing your train from Manchester to Watford in advance can enable you to save money for your journey.

Tickets are available from £26 when buying your seat 3 days in advance which is 62% cheaper than the best fare we found when booking on the day you're travelling.

Best prices for Manchester to Watford trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Manchester and Watford by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Watford to Manchester and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

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Discount Manchester - Watford train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you can get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to save money for your Manchester Watford train ticket.

The main benefit of purchasing a railcard is that you only need a few trips to break even.

You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the railcard to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the saving, thirty four percent. On every train that you purchase after that, you will spare money.

For instance, train tickets from Manchester to Watford cost on average £50.00 (1). When dividing £88 by £50.00 (£88/£50.00 = 1.76), you can see that after only 2 one way trips from Watford to Manchester, the card will have paid for itself.

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Manchester to Watford train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare