There are 4 ways to get from Northampton to Cambridge by bus, train 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.

Recommended option

Bus National Express  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton to Cambridge National Express

$8 - $13

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 7 min

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

$52 - $103

Bus via Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C)  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from 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

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Cambridge 56.7 miles

$12 - $18

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

National Express operates a bus from Northampton to Cambridge 5 times a week. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min. Alternatively, 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 7 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
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from 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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Northampton and Cambridge is 68 km. The road distance is 91 km.

The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Cambridge is to bus which costs £6 - £10 and takes 1 h 40 min.

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Northampton and arriving at Cambridge. Services depart five times a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

The bus from Northampton to Cambridge takes 1 h 40 min including transfers and departs five times a week.