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

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Bus  •  1 h

  1. Take the bus from Luton to Northampton National Express / ...

$7 - $11

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Rideshare  •  58 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Luton to Northampton 35.6 miles

$7

4 alternative options

Line 99 bus, bus  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 99 bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H4) 99
  2. Take the bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H4) to Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) X7

$16

Train  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Northampton

$34 - $61

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Luton to Northampton 36.9 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Luton to Northampton 36.9 miles

$7 - $12

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luton and arriving at Northampton. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Luton to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Luton and arriving at Northampton via London Euston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 34 min.

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The distance between Luton and Northampton is 33 miles. The road distance is 36.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Luton to Northampton without a car is to bus which takes 1 h and costs .

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The bus from Luton to Northampton takes 1 h including transfers and departs hourly.

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Luton to Northampton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Luton station.

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Luton to Northampton train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Luton station.

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The best way to get from Luton to Northampton is to bus which takes 1 h and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 34 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Luton to Northampton.
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  • Distance: 32.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

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

National Express operates a bus from Luton to Northampton hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Luton to Northampton via London St Pancras International LL and London Euston in around 2 h 34 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$7 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $21
Anytime Single
$20 - $29
Bus operators
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 Luton to Northampton
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H4)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H4) to Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.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 Luton to Northampton
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Luton to Northampton
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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Yes, the driving distance between Luton to Northampton is 37 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Luton to Northampton.

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

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