There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Northampton by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Reading to Coventry
  2. Take the train from Coventry to Northampton

$61 - $108

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) to Oxford City Centre, Westgate (Westgate Centre) X40|river rapids / ...
  2. Take the bus from Oxford to Northampton National Express

$14 - $20

2 alternative options

Line 800 bus, bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 7) X30 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 10) to Central Railway Station

$21 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Northampton 71.5 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Northampton is to bus which costs £10 - £16 and takes 3 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Northampton is to drive which takes 1 h 25 min and costs £11 - £17.

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The distance between Reading and Northampton is 88 km. The road distance is 114 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Reading to Northampton, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) and arriving at Northampton via Oxford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Northampton via Coventry. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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What companies run services between Reading, England and Northampton, England?

You can take a train from Reading to Northampton via Coventry in around 2 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Northampton via Oxford City Centre, Westgate (Westgate Centre) and Oxford in around 3 h 38 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Coventry to Northampton
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) to Oxford City Centre, Westgate (Westgate Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 7)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 10) to Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Vale Travel
Phone
01296 484 348
Email
info@valetravel.net
Website
valetravel.net
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 7)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
valetravel.net

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