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There are 5 ways to get from Leicester to Northampton by bus, train, rideshare, taxi 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.

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Bus  •  1h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road X7

£6 - £10

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Rideshare  •  1h 3m

  1. Take the rideshare from Leicestershire to Northampton 38.4 miles

£3

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 49m

  1. Take the train from Leicester to Nuneaton
  2. Take the train from Nuneaton to Rugby
  3. Take the train from Rugby to Northampton

£31 - £141

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leicester to Northampton 39.4 miles

£80 - £100

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Northampton 39.4 miles

£6 - £10

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leicester to Northampton is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 1h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to Northampton is to taxi which costs £80 - £100 and takes 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Haymarket Bus Station station and arriving at Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leicester to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Leicester and arriving at Northampton via Nuneaton and Rugby. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 49m.

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The distance between Leicester and Northampton is 29 miles. The road distance is 39.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Northampton without a car is to bus which takes 1h 31m and costs £6 - £10.

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The bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road takes 1h 31m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Leicester to Northampton bus services, operated by Stagecoach Northamptonshire, depart from Haymarket Bus Station.

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Leicester to Northampton train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Leicester station.

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The best way to get from Leicester to Northampton is to bus which takes 1h 31m and costs £6 - £10. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £150 and takes 1h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Northampton.
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  • Distance: 29 miles
  • Duration: 1h 31m

What companies run services between Leicester, England and Northampton, England?

Stagecoach Northamptonshire operates a bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road hourly. Tickets cost £6 - £10 and the journey takes 1h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leicester to Northampton via Nuneaton and Rugby in around 1h 49m.

Train operators
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Nuneaton to Rugby
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£2 - £4
Anytime Day Single
£4 - £7
Train from Rugby to Northampton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Rugby
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £23
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£17 - £23
Train from Rugby to Northampton
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£7 - £24
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£18 - £24
Bus operators
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Leicestershire to Northampton
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Leicester to Northampton
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
Swift Fox Cabs
Phone
+44 116 262 8222
Website
swiftfoxcabs.co.uk
Highfield Taxis
Phone
+44 116 262 4004
Website
highfieldstaxis.co.uk
Hansom Taxis
Phone
+44 116 233 3333
Website
hansom.net
Everest Taxis
Phone
+44 116 262 2122
Website
everesttaxis.co.uk
Circle Taxis
Phone
+44 116 251 5105
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 116 255 5111
Website
abctaxisleicester.co.uk

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Leicester to Northampton bus services, operated by Stagecoach Northamptonshire, arrive at Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road station.

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Leicester to Northampton train services, operated by London Northwestern Railway, arrive at Northampton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to Northampton is 39 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Leicester to Northampton.

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There are 335+ hotels available in Northampton. Prices start at £75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Leicester and Northampton. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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