There are 4 ways to get from Bedford to Kettering by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  18 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to Kettering

$6 - $16

3 alternative options

Bus, line 50 bus  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Bay E) to Rushden, Skinners Hill Layby 50 / ...
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Rushden, Skinners Hill Layby to Kettering, Bus Interchange 50 / ...

$11 - $13

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bedford to Kettering 25.7 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Kettering 25.7 miles

$5 - $8

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Kettering is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Kettering is to train which costs £5 - £12 and takes 18 min.

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The distance between Bedford and Kettering is 21 miles. The road distance is 25.7 miles.

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The train from Bedford to Kettering takes 18 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to Kettering. However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station (Bay E) and arriving at Kettering, Bus Interchange via Rushden, Skinners Hill Layby. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 47 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bedford and arriving at Kettering. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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Bedford to Kettering train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from St Pancras International station.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Kettering.
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  • Distance: 21.4 miles
  • Duration: 18 min

What companies run services between Bedford, England and Kettering, England?

East Midlands Trains operates a train from Bedford to Kettering hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $16 and the journey takes 18 min. Merseyrail Electrics also services this route 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to Kettering via Rushden, Skinners Hill Layby in around 1 h 47 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to Kettering
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$5 - $7
Off-Peak Single
$9 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $16
Anytime Single
$14 - $21
Bus operators
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Bay E) to Rushden, Skinners Hill Layby
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rushden, Skinners Hill Layby to Kettering, Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Rushden, Skinners Hill Layby
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Bay E) to Rushden, Skinners Hill Layby
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Bedford to Kettering
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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