Directions from Cambridge to Northampton

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Recommended option

Bus National Express  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge to Northampton National Express

$8 - $13

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Northampton

$53 - $76

Bus via Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C)  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) X5
  2. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C) to North Gate Bus Station 41

$23

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Northampton 55.2 miles

$11 - $18

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

National Express operates a bus from Cambridge to Northampton once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cambridge to Northampton via London Kings Cross, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Euston Underground Station, and London Euston in around 2 h 12 min.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Cambridge to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) to St Neots, Market Square (Stop D)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C) to North Gate Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cambridge and Northampton is 68 km. The road distance is 88 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Northampton is to bus which costs £6 - £9 and takes 1 h 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Northampton is to drive which takes 1 h 2 min and costs £8 - £13.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cambridge and arriving at Northampton. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

The bus from Cambridge to Northampton takes 1 h 20 min including transfers and departs once daily.