While wizards are fortunate enough to be able to use flu dust to get to Harry Potter Studios Park in no time at all, Muggles have to make do with traditional means of transport.
Harry Potter Studios Park is located 32 kilometers northwest of London so getting there requires a bit of planning. If you want to know how to get there, to make it easier for you to organize the day of the visit, I will tell you what options are available to you to get to Harry Potter Studios Park quickly.
Get to Harry Potter Park hassle-free with these transfer-included tickets
Take the hassle out of finding your way to Warner Bros. Studios and secure your tickets and transportation with this bus tour from central London.
The fastest and most convenient way to visit the Harry Potter Studios Park in London is by joining an organized bus tour that includes transfer to and from the attraction.
Considering the distance to the studios and that you will want to make the most of the day there, the best option is to get your tickets and transport in the same pack. You will forget about the logistics of public transport to get to the outskirts of London and the planning required for this visit to Harry Potter Park, even more so if you are traveling with children to London.
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Why choose an organized bus tour to the Harry Potter Studios?
The Warner Bros. studios are located in Leavesden (Hertfordshire) quite far from the center of London. To get there on your own, you will first need to find the right means of public transport, then the necessary connections and finally buy the different tickets to get up there.
This involves investing a huge amount of time in planning the activity that is not really essential and that you can avoid if you simplify things and purchase together the tickets to the Harry Potter Studios Park and travel in the form of an organized bus tour.
In addition, booking this option with bus transfer included round trip you will not have to be aware of the schedules of the different means of transport that you have to take, or to arrive on time at all stations to avoid missing the connection to make the transfer, or worry that unforeseen events may arise on the route such as a traffic jam or a breakdown that can make you arrive late.
What is the organized tour to Harry Potter Studios like?
With this organized bus tour to the Harry Potter Studios Park you will speed up and simplify the process as you will only have to be attentive to arrive on time to the bus that will take you directly to the Warner Bros. studios in London.
This is especially interesting if you plan to visit the Harry Potter Studios Park with your children, as you won't be rushing them from one place to another in order not to miss the transport. From the start of the tour, the family will travel calmly and comfortably for the entire journey. And that's a joy!
These air-conditioned buses with comfortable seats leave central London every hour for the Warner Bros. studios in the north of the city. The journey to the attraction's gate takes about an hour. You have two transfer options:
- For those staying in central London you have this transfer with tickets to Harry Potter Park (usually departing from Victoria Station although it can change, check carefully when booking).
- You also have the option to choose the transfer from King's Cross to Harry Potter Park with tickets, to make the visit even more authentic.
How to get to Harry Potter Studios on your own by public transport
If you choose to visit Harry Potter Studios Park on your own you will need to get there by public transport and for this you will need to combine at least one tube, one train and one bus both to and from the tourist attraction.
Let's see the route you need to take to find out how to get to Harry Potter Studios Park by public transport!
1. Subway to London Euston
The first thing you will need to do is take the tube to London Euston train station (Euston Road, London NW1 2BF England). The London Underground lines that will take you there are the Northern and Victoria lines, the latter being the fastest of the London Underground network so you won't be waiting long.
2. The train to Watford Junction
Once at London Euston train station you should take a train to Watford Junction station (Station Road, Watford, WD17 1EU, Hertfordshire), the closest station to the Warner Bros. studios in Leavesden (Hertfordshire).
Ask the station staff and be sure to get on one of the direct trains to Watford Junction, as they are very fast and the journey only takes about 20 minutes. The frequency of the trains is high as they depart approximately every 10 minutes but anyway do not be confident and try to arrive at Watford Junction about 45 minutes before the reservation time that comes on your ticket.
From London Euston also depart other trains that are not direct but usually take about 1 hour to get there. Having the others available to travelers, it is not worth taking one of these.
3. By bus (Shuttle) to Harry Potter Studios
Finally, when you arrive at Watford Junction, you will have to take a bus from Mullany's Coaches that will take you to the gate of the Harry Potter Studios Park in about 15 minutes.
It will be very easy to identify the bus you have to get on because it is decorated with the theme of the Harry Potter universe. To use this bus remember to show your ticket to Warner Bros. Studios.
The frequency with which these buses depart to the Harry Potter Studios Park is 30 minutes but its schedule varies depending on the day of the week of the opening of the attraction.
- Monday through Friday: starting at 9:20 AM when the first ride starts at 10 AM.
- Weekends: starting at 8:15 AM when the first tour of the attraction begins at 9 AM.
Shuttle bus tickets cost about £3 per person (round trip) and are purchased directly on the bus with contactless or cash but you cannot use your Oyster Card.
How to get to Harry Potter Studios by car
This mode of transport is perhaps the least chosen by visitors when going to Harry Potter Studios Park but if you decide to take the car and put in your GPS the attraction's zip code WD25 7LR. However, you can also follow the directions below to get there.
- If you are traveling from London, take exit 5 off the M1 and then the A41 (North Watford) for about three miles.
- Then take the 4th exit at the Hunton Bridge traffic circle to return to the A41.
- Continue driving in the left hand lane and take the 1st exit.
- Continue on the left hand side at the fork and then take the 1st exit off the traffic circle to access Harry Potter Studios Park.
- As you approach Harry Potter Studios Park you will see brown signs that say "Warner Bros. Studio Tour" and will guide you to the entrance gate.
Can I park for free in the Harry Potter Studios Park parking lot?
Yes, you can park your car for free in the attraction's parking lot located a short distance from the Studio Tour entrance.
When you go to the parking lot, please remember to have your tickets or booking confirmation ready to show to the parking lot staff.
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