There are 6 ways to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 147 bus, train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 147 bus from Chorlton upon Medlock, Hathersage Rd/St Mary's to Manchester City Centre, Fairfield St/Piccadilly Stn (Railway Bridge) 147
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Milton Keynes Central
  3. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Northampton

$89 - $142

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester to Milton Keynes Coachway National Express

$24 - $33

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Coventry
  2. Take the train from Coventry to Northampton

$70 - $138

Bus via Derby, Bus Station  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station to Derby, Bus Station Transpeak / ...
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to St Margaret's Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby / ...

$27 - $34

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Northampton 135.4 miles

$29 - $45

Fly, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Northampton

$128 - $345

What companies run services between Greater Manchester, England and Northampton, England?

You can take a train from Greater Manchester to Northampton via Manchester City Centre, Portland St/Chinatown (Dawsons), Manchester Piccadilly, and Coventry in around 4 h 11 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Greater Manchester to Northampton 5 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Coventry
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $100
Train from Coventry to Northampton
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Northampton
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Train from Coventry to Northampton
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $18
Train from London Euston to Northampton
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Bus operators
Bullocks Coaches
Phone
0161 428 5265
Email
coachinfo@bullockscoaches.com
Website
bullockscoaches.com
Bus from Chorlton upon Medlock, Hathersage Rd/St Mary's to Manchester City Centre, Fairfield St/Piccadilly Stn (Railway Bridge)
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bullockscoaches.com
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Manchester City Centre, Manchester Central Coach Station to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
New Bharat Coaches
Website
newbharat.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Morledge (Bus Station) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
newbharat.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Greater Manchester and Northampton is 161 km. The road distance is 217 km.

The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton is to bus which costs £20 - £26 and takes 8 h 22 min.

The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton is to drive which takes 2 h 18 min and costs £21 - £35.

No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Yew Tree Rd/Horton Rd and arriving at Northampton via Manchester and Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 11 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton, including transfers.