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

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Train  •  2 h 11 min

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

$51 - $75

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Bus National Express  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge Parkside to Luton National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Luton to Northampton National Express / ...

$14 - $21

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Bus via Bedford, Bus Station (Bedford Bus Station)  •  3 h 21 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 Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) 41

$23

Train, bus  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to Peterborough
  2. Take the bus from Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn (Bay 15) to Corby, George Street (Stop A) X4
  3. Take the bus from Corby, George Street (Stop A) to Northampton, St Edmund's Street X4

$58 - $76

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Cambridge to Northampton 55.2 miles

$11 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Cambridge to Northampton is to drive which costs £9 - £13 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cambridge to Northampton is to drive which costs £9 - £13 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Northampton station. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) and arriving at Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) via St Neots, Market Square (Stop D) and Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 21 min.

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The distance between Cambridge and Northampton is 43 miles. The road distance is 55.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Northampton without a car is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs £35 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 11 min to get from Cambridge to Northampton, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Northampton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cambridge Parkside station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Northampton is to train which takes 2 h 11 min and costs £35 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cambridge to Northampton is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Cambridge to Northampton.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Northampton.
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  • Distance: 42.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 11 min

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

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 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Northampton via St Neots, Market Square (Stop D), Bedford, Bus Station (Bedford Bus Station), and Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C) in around 3 h 21 min.

Train operators
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 Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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 Cambridge Parkside to Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Luton to Northampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn (Bay 15) to Corby, George Street (Stop A)
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Corby, George Street (Stop A) to Northampton, St Edmund's Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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