Trains to Harry Potter Studios
Getting to Harry Potter Studios by train
Take the train to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter , a convenient way to reach the attraction. Trains to Harry Potter world stop at Watford Junction, the nearest station, offering direct trains from London Euston and Birmingham New Street, making it easily accessible.
From Watford Junction station, simply hop on a free shuttle bus that takes approximately 15 minutes. To board the bus, you will need a pre-booked ticket to Harry Potter World.
Make sure you have a minimum of 3.5 to 4 hours for your visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter in Watford. The immersive experiences are so captivating, time can quickly slip away. Diehard fans may want extra time to thoroughly explore every detail. Remember to plan enough time to catch your train and fully enjoy your day.
Purchase your train tickets to Harry Potter World, or for more information see our live departure times.
Watford Junction (WFJ)Address:
Watford Junction station information
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Station operator||London Northwestern Railway|
|Ticket office opening times||
Ticket Vending Machines are located in the Booking Hall, also one on platform 9.
Booking Office and Travel Centre
|Top up Oyster cards here||Yes|
|Oyster cards information||
To obtain an Oyster card you need to go to the corner shop on Woodford Road by the station entrance, or Watford High Street LOROL station.
|Smartcards issued here||No|
|Validate Smartcards here||No|
|Customer service information||
Please contact our Contact Centre team on: 0333 311 0006. Who are open during the following times:
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 19:00 Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00 Bank Holidays: 08:00 - 16:00 except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
**Watford Junction Station is accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**
Closed until further notice
The toilets are located on Platform 6. The toilet facilities are available: Monday - Sunday 04:00-23:00. The National key toilets are located on the Main Concourse; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. A RADAR key is available from station staff upon request. The National key toilet facilities are available: Monday - Saturday 04:00-14:00 and Sunday 06:00-14:00.
|Baby changing facilities||
We want everyone to travel with confidence. That is why, if you are planning on travelling on national rail services, you can request an assistance booking in advance - now up to 2 hours before your journey is due to start, any time of the day. For more information about Passenger Assist and how to request an assistance booking via Passenger Assist, please click here .
0800 0248 997
24 hours, 7 days a week (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day)
This station is staffed part time. This means that during 'staff help available opening times' your assistance will be provided by station staff. Any other time, our on-train Conductors will provide your assistance onto the train.
|Induction loop available||Yes|
Ticket Vending Machines are located in the Booking Hall.
|Accessible booking office counter available||
|Ramp for train access available||
|Accessible taxis information||
Accessible taxis are available
|Accessible public phones||
Public telephones are accessible on platform 6
|National Key toilets available||
|Step free access||
This station has been classified as a step-free access category A station. This means that this station has step-free access to all platforms. More information on the step-free classification system can be found at https://www.orr.gov.uk/media/10955
The assistance meeting point is at the ticket office during 'staff help available opening times' When station staff aren't available, the assistance meeting point is on the platform where your service is due to depart. Our on-board conductors will help you onto the train, so please make sure you attract their attention as the train comes to a stop on the platform.
|Impaired mobility set down available||
2 x 20 minute accessible bays at front of station
Watford Junction Station Car Park
|Car park 1||Station Car Park|
|Car park 1 operator||SABA UK|
|Car park 1 spaces||746|
|Car park 1 opening times||
|Car park 1 charges||
|Car park 1 contact details||
Telephone: 0330 123 5247
|Cycle storage available||Yes|
|Cycle storage spaces||354|
|Cycle storage sheltered||No|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Yes|
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|Rail replacement information||
In the event of engineering the bus/coach will collect from bay 1 of the bus station at the side of the railway station.
Bus connections to Heathrow Airport
Follow this link to find the station map
Departures and arrivals from Watford Junction
About Watford Junction
Watford Junction is a bustling railway station with a ticket office, open seven days a week from early morning till late at night. The station is also equipped with ticket machines, allowing for self-service ticket purchases and pre-purchased ticket collection options.
For passenger safety and security, Watford Junction is equipped with CCTV surveillance. The station provides seating areas and a waiting room where passengers can comfortably wait for their trains.
In terms of local transport options, there are bus routes in close proximity to Watford Junction that link to nearby towns and villages offering convenient connections to explore the surrounding areas.
Watford Junction is well-connected with travel to London Euston taking approximately 20-30 minutes, Birmingham New Street around 1 hour 30 minutes, Milton Keynes approximately 15-20 minutes and St Albans around 10-15 minutes, all offering connections within the wider UK railway network.
About Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Whether you're a muggle or a wizard, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter is a must-visit for any fan of the beloved books and films, and is only a magical train ride away.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter features the original sets used in the Harry Potter film series. The tour of Harry Potter World takes place at Warner Bros. Studio in Leavesden, Watford, behind the scenes where the movies were filmed with authentic sets, props, costumes and special effects that have been carefully preserved.
Other attractions and activities near Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
After your enchanting visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, there are several nearby attractions and activities in Watford and surrounding areas to make the most of your day.
Watford town centre is a short 10 to 15-minute walk from the station. Here you’ll find the usual high street stores, the atria Watford shopping mall, and plenty of dining options.
For local history and culture, Watford Museum is worth a visit near the town centre. The museum showcases local history including Watford at War, Print and Brewing, and a display on Watford Football Club, with some fabulous memorabilia from Elton John, who is a lifelong fan. Note the museum is open Thursdays to Saturdays only,
Cassiobury Park is a 20-minute walk from Watford Junction station. On a warm day, take a picnic by the river, paddle in the splash pools with water jets and fountains, stroll through the park's lush green spaces or ride on the mini railway at weekends or school holidays.
If you have extra time and wish to explore further, hop on a train to St Albans and explore the historic city of St Albans with its medieval architecture, or head to Milton Keynes for more shopping.
What are the highlights?
Throughout the tour, you'll have the chance to set foot into familiar Hogwarts locations such as the Gryffindor Common Room, Dumbledore's office, Gringotts Wizarding Bank and more.
Favourite attractions include the vast Great Hall, used in six of the movies, with two long tables set for dinner, and the professors table where many great actors took their seats. Hogwarts Castle is a huge model, used in the movie to represent the exterior of the castle. Diagon Alley was inspired by stores from Charles Dickens’ novels: the atmospheric street is home to Flourish and Blotts, Mr Mulpepper’s Apothecary and Ollivanders wand shop.
Families with young children can enjoy interactive exhibits and activities designed specifically for them. During the visit, pick up a free activity passport which includes a Golden Snitch hunt and space for souvenir stamps that they can collect along the way.
Whether you’re a Harry Potter fan or are simply fascinated by the world of filmmaking and special effects, everyone will love the meticulous attention to detail of the film scenes brought to life and the technical aspects of creating the Harry Potter movies.
When is the best time to visit and how to get tickets?
Buy your tickets in advance from the official website as on-site ticket sales are not available. Tickets for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter sell out quickly, so it's best to book early. The timing of your visit can affect your experience, with weekdays being less crowded than weekends and school holidays. Check the official website for any available discounts or promotions.
Upon arrival, it is recommended you allow at least 20 minutes before your ticket time for security checks. All bags will be checked. A cloakroom is provided free of charge for storing items during your visit.
How easy is it to visit?
Visitors can explore the tour at their own pace, even opting to skip certain sections. The tour is mostly accessible for wheelchair users, aside from a few sections.
What shops and restaurants are there?
Inside the studio lobby is a cafe and coffee shop. About halfway through the Studio Tour is The Backlot Café where you can get burgers, hot dogs or sandwiches and quench your thirst with a Butterbeer, a non-alcoholic frothy soda. You can also bring your own food to eat in the Backlot or outside picnic area.
At the exit, visitors can buy wands, scarfs, robes and more in the gift shop.