There are 6 ways to get from Leicester to Northampton by bus, train, night bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians) X7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians) to Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays) X7

$10 - $13

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Rideshare  •  1 h 3 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leicestershire to Northampton 38.7 miles

$4

4 alternative options

Train  •  1 h 59 min

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

$41 - $80

Night bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the night bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Northampton National Express

$7 - $11

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leicester to Northampton 39.4 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to Northampton 39.4 miles

$8 - $13

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station station and arriving at Northampton. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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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 1 h 59 min.

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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 1 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 40 min to get from Leicester to Northampton, including transfers.

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Leicester to Northampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leicester St Margarets 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 1 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 1 h 59 min.

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Leicester to Northampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Northampton station.

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Leicester to Northampton train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Northampton station.

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Map of how to get from Leicester to Northampton.
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  • Distance: 29 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 40 min

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

You can take a bus from Leicester to Northampton via Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians) in around 1 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leicester to Northampton via Nuneaton and Rugby in around 1 h 59 min.

Train operators
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Nuneaton to Rugby
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$5 - $9
Train from Rugby to Northampton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Nuneaton to Rugby
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $13
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
Train from Rugby to Northampton
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $17
Bus operators
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians) to Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Market Harborough, Market Hall (Market Hall Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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
Night bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Northampton
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
1 h 3 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Leicester to Northampton
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Swift Fox Cabs
Phone
+44 116 262 8222
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 116 255 5111
Website
abc-taxis-leicester.co.uk

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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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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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