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

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Train  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Northampton to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge

$50 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 707
  2. Take the bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) X5
  3. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Castle Street X5

$23 - $26

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) to Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C) 41
  2. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) X5

$24

Bus, line 50 bus  •  4 h 11 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
  3. Take the bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece) X5

$28

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Cambridge 56.7 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Cambridge is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Northampton to Cambridge is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1 h 2 min.

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The distance between Northampton and Cambridge is 43 miles. The road distance is 56.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Northampton to Cambridge, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Northampton to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Cambridge, Castle Street via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway and St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

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There are 411+ hotels available in Cambridge. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Northampton to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 42.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Northampton to Cambridge via London Euston, Euston Underground Station, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London Kings Cross in around 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Northampton to Cambridge via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, and St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) in around 2 h 49 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Northampton to London Euston
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road)
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) to Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C)
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from St Neots, Market Square (St Neots Road) to Cambridge, Parkside (Parker's Piece)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
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

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