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Watford to Gatwick Airport by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $11.11
  2. 30 day advance $11.11
  • First train
    04:11
  • Last train
    00:35
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    1hr 9m
  • Distance
    57 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    69
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 37m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Watford to Gatwick Airport by train

Fast trains from Watford to Gatwick Airport take around 1 hour and 9 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 57 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Watford and Gatwick Airport.

1. Are there direct trains from Watford to Gatwick Airport?

Journeys between Watford and Gatwick Airport usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 70 departures on the route from Watford to Gatwick Airport 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 65 departures.

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

The Watford to Gatwick Airport train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 9 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Gatwick Airport is usually scheduled to depart Watford around 04:11 and the last train is around 00:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Watford around 04:21, and the last at 00:20.

What's the Watford to Gatwick Airport train price?

The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Watford to Gatwick Airport are $11.11, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $11, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book Watford to Gatwick Airport 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 Gatwick Airport by train.

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Which train companies operate between Watford and Gatwick Airport?

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

  • Gatwick Express
  • London Midland
  • London Overground
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • 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.

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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.