There are 6 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Northampton by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus via Haymarket Bus Station  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) to St Margaret's Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians) X7
  3. Take the bus from Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians) to Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays) X7

$18 - $19

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Bus National Express  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) to St Margaret's Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Northampton National Express

$11 - $16

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Bus, train  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  2. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Northampton

$57 - $109

Bus  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) to St Margaret's Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians)
  3. Take the bus from Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians) to Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays) X7

$14 - $15

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Northampton 54 miles

$11 - $17

Towncar  •  57 min

  1. Take a town car from East Midlands Airport to Northampton 54 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Northampton is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Northampton is to drive which costs £8 - £13 and takes 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Northampton. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) and arriving at Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays) via Haymarket Bus Station and Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 51 min.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Northampton is 44 miles. The road distance is 54 miles.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Northampton without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 51 min and costs £13 - £15.

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Northampton, including transfers.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Northampton bus services, operated by Kinchbus, depart from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) station.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Northampton bus services, operated by Stagecoach Northamptonshire, arrive at Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Northampton is 54 miles. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Northampton.

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Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Northampton.
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  • Distance: 44.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

What companies run services between East Midlands Airport (EMA), England and Northampton, England?

You can take a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Northampton via St Margaret's Bus Station, Haymarket Bus Station, and Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians) in around 2 h 51 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Northampton
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians) to Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Northampton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from East Midlands Airport to Northampton
Estimated price
$130 - $190

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