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

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Train  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Cambridge to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Northampton

$52 - $74

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Bus Stagecoach in the Fens  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn B - the busway
  2. Take the bus from Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn to Northampton, St Edmund's Street X4

$13 - $19

2 alternative options

Bus Stagecoach in Bedford  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Bedford, Bus Station X5
  2. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Northampton, Derngate Centre 41

$19 - $23

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 - £14 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 - £14 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cambridge to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Cambridge, Castle Street and arriving at Northampton, Derngate Centre via Bedford, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cambridge to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Cambridge and arriving at Northampton via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 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 34 min and costs £40 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from Cambridge to Northampton, including transfers.

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Cambridge to Northampton bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Cambridge, Castle Street station.

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Cambridge to Northampton train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Cambridge station.

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The best way to get from Cambridge to Northampton is to train which takes 2 h 34 min and costs £40 - £60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £18 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Cambridge to Northampton.
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  • Distance: 42.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

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

You can take a train from Cambridge to Northampton via London St Pancras International LL and London Euston in around 2 h 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cambridge to Northampton via Bedford, Bus Station in around 3 h 21 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cambridge, Castle Street to Bedford, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $12
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Northampton, Derngate Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Stagecoach in the Fens
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Drummer St Bus Station to Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stagecoach in the Fens
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn to Northampton, St Edmund's Street
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Stagecoach Northamptonshire

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Cambridge to Northampton bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Northampton, Derngate Centre station.

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Cambridge to Northampton train services, operated by West Midlands, 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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