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

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Train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Northampton

$61 - $88

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Bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd 022 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Victoria to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) 757
  3. Take the bus from Luton to Northampton 707 / ...

$32 - $39

2 alternative options

Train, line 99 bus, bus  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Canterbury East to Rainham (Kent)
  2. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Luton
  3. Take the line 99 bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H4) 99
  4. Take the bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H4) to Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) X7

$61 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Canterbury to Northampton 134.7 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Canterbury to Northampton is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canterbury to Northampton is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canterbury station to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) and arriving at Northampton via Elephant & Castle Station, Victoria and Luton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canterbury to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Canterbury West and arriving at Northampton via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 32 min.

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The distance between Canterbury and Northampton is 108 miles. The road distance is 134.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Northampton without a car is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs £45 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Canterbury to Northampton, including transfers.

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Canterbury to Northampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop).

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Canterbury to Northampton train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Canterbury West station.

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The best way to get from Canterbury to Northampton is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs £45 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £24 - £30 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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Map of how to get from Canterbury to Northampton.
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  • Distance: 108.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 32 min

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

You can take a train from Canterbury to Northampton via St Pancras International and London Euston in around 2 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canterbury to Northampton via Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd, Elephant & Castle Station, Victoria, Grosvenor Gardens (SW1), Victoria, Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station), and Luton in around 5 h 31 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Canterbury West to St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Canterbury East to Rainham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
Bus operators
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 Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) to Elephant & Castle New Kent Rd
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
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
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Victoria to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H4)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H4) to Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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