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Duration 3h 37m
Distance 145.6 miles
Average price £138
Frequency 14/day

Trip overview

The average train between Northampton and Wales takes 3h 37m and the fastest train takes 2h 56m. There is a train service every few hours from Northampton to Wales. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Northampton
  2. Birmingham New Street
  3. Cardiff
3h 37m
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£70 - £191

Northampton to Wales train times

Trains run hourly between Northampton and Cardiff. The earliest departure is at 06:04 in the morning, and the last departure from Northampton is at 22:54 which arrives into Cardiff at 12:07. All services require a transfer at Birmingham New Street and take an average of 3h 37m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Northampton to Wales. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Cardiff Central via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 37m.

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The distance between Northampton and Wales is 121 miles. The road distance is 145.6 miles.

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Northampton to Wales train services, operated by London Northwestern Railway, depart from Northampton station.

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Northampton to Wales train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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