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

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Bus  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford Railway Station to Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) 41

$10

3 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford St Johns to Bletchley
  2. Take the train from Bletchley to Northampton

$13 - $20

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bedford to Northampton 21.8 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Northampton 21.8 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Northampton is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Northampton is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bedford Railway Station station and arriving at Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 11 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bedford to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Bedford St Johns and arriving at Northampton via Bletchley. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between Bedford and Northampton is 19 miles. The road distance is 21.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Northampton without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 11 min and costs £8.

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The bus from Bedford Railway Station to Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) takes 1 h 11 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Bedford to Northampton bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford Railway Station.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Northampton.
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  • Distance: 19.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 11 min

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

Stagecoach in Bedford operates a bus from Bedford to Northampton hourly. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 1 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bedford to Northampton via Bletchley in around 1 h 20 min.

Train operators
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Bedford St Johns to Bletchley
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Train from Bletchley to Northampton
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford Railway Station to Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Bedford to Northampton
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85
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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