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

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Line 50 bus, train  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Manchester Royal Infirmary, Swinton Gr to Manchester City Centre, Gt Bridgewater St 50
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Milton Keynes Central
  3. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Northampton

$90 - $145

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 5m

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

$24 - $33

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Train  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
  2. Take the train from Stoke-on-Trent to Northampton

$52 - $114

Train, bus  •  6h 18m

  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 Northampton Bus Interchange X7

$60 - $91

Drive  •  2h 18m

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Northampton 135.4 miles

$29 - $45

Line 50 bus, fly, subway, train  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Rusholme, Daisy Bank Rd to Burnage, Mauldeth Rd
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to London Heathrow (LHR) MAN - LHR
  3. Take the subway from Paddington to Euston Square station
  4. Take the train from London Euston to Northampton

$125 - $342

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton is to bus which costs £18 - £26 and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Moss Ln East and arriving at Northampton via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 5m.

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The distance between Greater Manchester and Northampton is 101 miles. The road distance is 135.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton without a car is to line 50 bus and train which takes 2h 59m and costs £65 - £120.

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

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Greater Manchester to Northampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton is to train which takes 4h 4m and costs £35 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £26 and takes 6h 5m.

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

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Greater Manchester to Northampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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Map of how to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton.
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  • Distance: 100.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 59m

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, Chinatown, Manchester Piccadilly, and Stoke-on-Trent in around 4h 4m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Greater Manchester to Northampton twice daily. Tickets cost $14 - $20 and the journey takes 3h 15m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $130
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $40
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Northampton
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Train from Stoke-on-Trent to Northampton
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Train from London Euston to Northampton
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$15 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Nottingham to Leicester
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $9
Off-Peak Single
$12 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $19
Anytime Single
$18 - $26
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester Royal Infirmary, Swinton Gr to Manchester City Centre, Gt Bridgewater St
Ave. Duration
9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Stagecoach Manchester
Bus from Rusholme, Daisy Bank Rd to Burnage, Mauldeth Rd
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
Stagecoach Manchester
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 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Leicester, Station Street to Northampton Bus Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
Stagecoach Northamptonshire

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Northampton is 135 miles. It takes approximately 2h 18m 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 257+ hotels available in Northampton. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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