There are 5 ways to get from Northampton to Bedford by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) to Bedford, Cutcliffe Grove 41

$10

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Train  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Northampton to Bletchley
  2. Take the train from Bletchley to Bedford St Johns

$14 - $20

Bus, line 50 bus  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Abington Park (Woodland Avenue) to Rushden, Skinners Hill Layby X46 / ...
  2. Take the line 50 bus from Rushden, BP Garage to Bedford, Bus Station (Bay E) 50

$14

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Northampton to Bedford 22.4 miles

$70 - $85

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Bedford 22.4 miles

$4 - $7

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The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Bedford is to drive which costs £3 - £6 and takes 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Northampton to Bedford is to taxi which costs £50 - £65 and takes 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) station and arriving at Bedford, Cutcliffe Grove. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Northampton to Bedford. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Bedford St Johns via Bletchley. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

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The distance between Northampton and Bedford is 19 miles. The road distance is 22.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Northampton to Bedford without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 9 min and costs £8.

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The bus from Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) to Bedford, Cutcliffe Grove takes 1 h 9 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Northampton to Bedford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station).

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Northampton to Bedford train services, operated by West Midlands, depart from Northampton station.

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The best way to get from Northampton to Bedford is to bus which takes 1 h 9 min and costs £8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Northampton to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 19.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 9 min

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

Stagecoach in Bedford operates a bus from Northampton to Bedford hourly. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 1 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Northampton to Bedford via Bletchley in around 1 h 48 min.

Train operators
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Northampton to Bletchley
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Train from Bletchley to Bedford St Johns
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$6 - $9
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) to Bedford, Cutcliffe Grove
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Abington Park (Woodland Avenue) to Rushden, Skinners Hill Layby
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rushden, BP Garage to Bedford, Bus Station (Bay E)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Northampton to Bedford
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
$70 - $85
Bounds Taxis Northampton
Phone
+44 1604 626262
Website
boundstaxis.co.uk
Northampton Taxis
Phone
+44 1604 606040

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