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

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Train  •  2 h 2 min

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

$61 - $107

Cheapest option

Line 800 bus, bus  •  4 h 28 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) 300 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 10) to Central Railway Station

$21 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air) Ra1
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway 230 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Northampton 707 / ...

$32 - $39

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Northampton 71.5 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Northampton via Heathrow Central Bus Station and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 8 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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The distance between Reading and Northampton is 55 miles. The road distance is 71.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Northampton without a car is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs .

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

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Reading to Northampton bus services, operated by RailAir, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir).

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Reading to Northampton train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Reading station.

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The best way to get from Reading to Northampton is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 8 min.

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Reading to Northampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Northampton station.

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Reading to Northampton train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Northampton station.

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Map of how to get from Reading to Northampton.
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  • Distance: 55.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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 Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air), Heathrow Central Bus Station, Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 4 h 8 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 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Bus operators
RailAir
Website
railair.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Central Bus Stn (Rail-Air)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Northampton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.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 10 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 5 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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Redline
Website
redlinebuses.com
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 1)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Website
redlinebuses.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Northampton is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from Reading to Northampton.

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