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There are 5 ways to get from Reading to Northampton by train, bus or car

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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 hours 2 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Northampton via Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) and Oxford in around 3 hours 51 minutes.

Train operators
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Coventry to Northampton
Avg. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $18
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Northampton
Avg. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $10
Bus operators
Thames Travel
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) to Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3)
Avg. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
thames-travel.co.uk
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)
Avg. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
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)
Avg. Duration
56 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 6) to Central Railway Station
Avg. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Avg. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
Carousel Buses
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)
Avg. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
valetravel.net
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central Railway Station to North Gate Bus Station
Avg. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

How far is it from Reading to Northampton?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Reading to Northampton?

The cheapest way to get from Reading to Northampton is to bus which costs £13 and takes 3 hours 51 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Reading to Northampton?

The quickest way to get from Reading to Northampton is to drive which takes 1 hour 25 minutes and costs £13.

Is there a direct train between Reading and Northampton?

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 hours 2 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Reading and Northampton?

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 hours 51 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Reading to Northampton?

It takes approximately 2 hours 2 minutes to get from Reading to Northampton, including transfers.