There are 5 ways to get from Kettering to Wales by train, bus or car

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

Train Great Western Railway  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Kettering to London St Pancras International
  2. Take the train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central

$100 - $205

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Kettering to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street National Express

$28 - $37

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Kettering to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

$103 - $175

Bus, train  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Kettering, Bus Interchange to North Gate Bus Station X4
  2. Take the train from Northampton to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Hereford
  4. Take the train from Hereford to Cardiff Central

$80 - $117

Drive  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Kettering to Cardiff 160.2 miles

$30 - $50

What companies run services between Kettering, England and Wales?

You can take a train from Kettering to Cardiff via London St Pancras International, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, and London Paddington in around 3 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kettering to Cardiff via London Victoria Coach Station in around 7 h 13 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Kettering to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$17 - $26
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $75
Train from Kettering to Leicester
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Kettering to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Kettering to Leicester
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $70
Advanced Single
$45 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Leicester to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $80
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Northampton to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $18
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Train from Birmingham New Street to Hereford
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$13 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Hereford to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$12 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $40
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kettering, Bus Interchange to North Gate Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Kettering to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Cardiff, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $21
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kettering to Wales?

The distance between Kettering and Wales is 205 km. The road distance is 256 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kettering to Wales?

The cheapest way to get from Kettering to Wales is to bus which costs £19 - £27 and takes 7 h 13 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kettering to Wales?

The quickest way to get from Kettering to Wales is to drive which takes 2 h 42 min and costs £24 - £40.

Is there a direct train between Kettering and Wales?

No, there is no direct train from Kettering to Wales. However, there are services departing from Kettering and arriving at Cardiff Central via Leicester and Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

Is there a direct bus between Kettering and Wales?

No, there is no direct bus from Kettering to Wales. However, there are services departing from Kettering and arriving at Cardiff, Castle Street via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 13 min.

How long does it take to get from Kettering to Wales?

It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Kettering to Wales, including transfers.