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

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Line 147 bus, train  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the line 147 bus from Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary (Property 340) to Manchester City Centre, University of Mcr 147
  2. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Milton Keynes Central
  3. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Northampton

$88 - $141

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Bus  •  6 h 24 min

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

$24 - $32

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Train  •  3 h 56 min

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

$70 - $133

Train, bus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Kettering
  3. Take the bus from Kettering, Bus Interchange to Kingsley Park, White Elephant PH (Number 56) 10 / ...

$44 - $108

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Greater Manchester to Northampton 135.4 miles

$29 - $45

Fly, train  •  4 h 48 min

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

$124 - $342

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The cheapest way to get from Greater Manchester to Northampton is to bus which costs £18 - £25 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Greater Manchester to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Moss Side, Horton Rd and arriving at Northampton via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 24 min.

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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 147 bus and train which takes 2 h 54 min and costs £65 - £110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min 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 3 h 56 min and costs £50 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £25 and takes 6 h 24 min.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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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: 2 h 54 min

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, Piccadilly Stn (Taxi Rank), Manchester Piccadilly, and Coventry in around 3 h 56 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Greater Manchester to Northampton 3 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 25 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 - $95
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $95
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 - $21
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 - $17
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$12 - $17
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
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
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Nottingham to Kettering
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $18
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Nottingham to Kettering
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Bus operators
Stagecoach Manchester
Phone
0161 273 3377
Email
manchester.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Infirmary (Property 340) to Manchester City Centre, University of Mcr
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kettering, Bus Interchange to Kingsley Park, White Elephant PH (Number 56)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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
3 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Greater Manchester to Northampton is 135 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min 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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