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

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Train  •  2h 4m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Milton Keynes Central

£62 - £197

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express

£19 - £25

4 alternative options

Train via Stafford  •  3h 16m

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

£51 - £120

Train, bus  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Leicester
  3. Take the bus from Leicester, Station Street to Semilong, Marriott Street X7

£53 - £79

Drive  •  2h 20m

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Northampton 135.6 miles

£22 - £35

Fly, train  •  4h 12m

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

£88 - £270

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton is to bus which costs £18 - £26 and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton is to train which costs £60 - £200 and takes 2h 4m.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Northampton is 101 miles. The road distance is 135.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton without a car is to train which takes 2h 4m and costs £60 - £200.

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It takes approximately 2h 4m to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton is to train which takes 2h 4m and costs £60 - £200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £26 and takes 5h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Northampton is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2h 20m to drive from Greater Manchester to Northampton.

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British Airways offers flights from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 325+ hotels available in Northampton. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton.
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  • Distance: 100.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 4m

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

Virgin Trains operates a train from Greater Manchester to Northampton hourly. Tickets cost £50 - £180 and the journey takes 1h 30m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Greater Manchester to Northampton 3 times a day. Tickets cost £7 - £10 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £280
Train operators
Virgin Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £180
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£50 - £65
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£130 - £180
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£20 - £75
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £27
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £75
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stafford
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£21 - £35
Anytime Single
£30 - £50
Off-Peak Single
£20 - £35
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Stafford to Northampton
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£23 - £35
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single
£23 - £35
Train from London Euston to Northampton
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£20 - £28
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£11 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £28
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£30 - £45
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£14 - £21
Off-Peak Single
£29 - £45
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £45
Anytime Single
£40 - £60
Train from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Off-Peak Single
£9 - £15
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Single
£13 - £20
Bus operators
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Leicester, Station Street to Semilong, Marriott Street
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£7 - £10
Book at
National Express

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