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Information about parking near Watford Junction Station
Watford Junction station is incredibly easy to reach by car from just about anywhere, being located very close to both the M1 and the M25.
Parking on-street in the immediate vicinity to the station is quite difficult, as it is located on quite a narrow bus route road within a Controlled Parking Zone – but fortunately, there are a good amount of off-street spaces for drivers to choose from.
JustPark provides information on a multitude of parking options nearby, many of which are reservable – including spaces on-street and off-street, from driveways to car parks.
Watford Junction station is situated between two of Watford’s Controlled Parking Zones – Zones A and B. There are a limited number of pay-and-display spaces available in these zones that operate 8am-6.30pm, Monday-Saturday, with a specified maximum stay – but be careful, as many are reserved solely for resident permit holders.
To the northeast of the station and just a short drive away, there are no Controlled Parking Zones and there are several streets which you can freely park on – but remember to factor in the walk you will have to take to the station.
You can use the JustPark parking map to find information on available on-street parking spaces near Watford Junction station.
There is a large secure off-street car park located on-site. Watford Junction Station car park (Station Road, WD17 1EU) operates 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday, and offers a reasonable daily rate and the most convenient access to and from the station.
Another off-street parking option for Watford Junction is the nearby council-operated Sutton car park (Estcourt Road, WD17 2QG). This car park has a reasonable daily and hourly rate – and with its location between the station and Watford town centre, it provides a viable alternative for access to either.
JustPark offers a range of reservable parking spaces near Watford Junction – in both council and commercially-run car parks, as well as at hotels, offices and on private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Watford Station Watford Borough Council £4.20 / day Timberlake Car Park Watford Borough Council £0.60 / hour day Gade CitiPark £1.00 / hour Watford Junction Station Car Park Indigo £8.20 / day Sutton CitiPark £1.00 / hour
The station is located just inside the M25 boundary in Watford, forming part of the West Coast Main Line and the Watford DC Line of the London Overground. Outside of the Greater London authority, this Hertfordshire station is very well connected to London and to the rest of the country through its many National Rail services.
There is also a connecting bus station for services to the nearby Harry Potter Studios and the surrounding areas, principally North London.
Disabled drivers displaying their Blue Badge may park for free in the disabled spaces in the on-site station car park, and may also park freely for an unlimited amount of time in any on-street pay-and-display space.
Blue Badge holders are also entitled to park on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours, as long as they are not obstructing bus routes or violating any specified loading bans on location.
You can filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access around Watford Junction station (select this option by clicking ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
Watford has a series of Controlled Parking Zones covering much of the town centre. Directly south of Watford Junction station are Zones A and B, which have a limited number of pay-and-display spaces that enforce a specified maximum stay, and quite a lot of permit holder only spaces. Parking just a short drive away to the northeast of the station is unrestricted but can be tricky, as many roads are lined with double yellows as you near the M1 – although it could be worth your while to explore this as an option if you don’t mind the walk.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in- and are not restricted during your requested times.
On-street parking charges generally do not apply on Sundays but apply as normal on all Bank Holidays, with the exception of Christmas Day and Easter Sunday.
Overnight parking is available at quite a reasonable rate at most of the nearby off-street car parks, but Watford Junction Station car park (Station Road, WD17 1EU) is a particularly good option for convenience.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
There is no designated drop-off and pick-up point at Watford Junction station, and it is not advised to try and set down on Station Road or Woodford Road as these can be become quite congested. The station also seems to be trying to clamp down on drivers using the adjacent bus terminal for this purpose, so do be careful and try to drop off where you can nearby.
Watford has the best of both worlds: within the M25 and close to Central London, whilst technically being within the county of Hertfordshire – near to the rolling hills and greenery that this area boasts. Closer to home, Watford Junction station is only a 10 minute walk from Watford town centre where you can get your retail fix without the need for London. Watford Junction station also (perhaps most importantly for some fans) has a connecting bus service to the nearby Harry Potter Studios, running from the adjacent bus terminal and taking about 15 minutes.