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Watford to Derby by train

  • First train
    04:11
  • Last train
    00:58
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 55m
  • Distance
    158 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    48
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 45m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Watford to Derby by train

Fast trains from Watford to Derby take around 1 hour and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 158 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Watford and Derby.

1. Are there direct trains from Watford to Derby?

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

We usually find around 49 departures on the route from Watford to Derby 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 45 departures.

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

The Watford to Derby train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Derby 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 00:58.

When to book Watford to Derby 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 Derby by train.

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Which train companies operate between Watford and Derby?

More than one train company operates on the route from Watford to Derby, 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.

Derby 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.