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

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Train  •  2h 9m

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

£41 - £84

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Bus via Bedford  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Northampton Bus Interchange to Bedford, Bus Station 41
  2. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside X5

£16 - £18

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Bus  •  2h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Northampton to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Cambridge, Castle Street X5

£18 - £23

Drive  •  1h 2m

  1. Drive from Northampton to Cambridge 56.7 miles

£9 - £14

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

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

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Northampton to Cambridge. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Cambridge via Euston station and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 9m.

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

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The best way to get from Northampton to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 2h 9m and costs £40 - £85.

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It takes approximately 2h 9m to get from Northampton to Cambridge, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Northampton to Cambridge is to train which takes 2h 9m and costs £40 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £23 and takes 2h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Northampton to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 42.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 9m

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

You can take a train from Northampton to Cambridge via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London Kings Cross in around 2h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Northampton to Cambridge via Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway in around 2h 53m.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Northampton to London Euston
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£20 - £30
Anytime Day Single
£30 - £50
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £25
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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 Northampton to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£8 - £11
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National Express
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway to Cambridge, Castle Street
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £12
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Bus from Northampton Bus Interchange to Bedford, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£7 - £9
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station to Cambridge, Parkside
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £10
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford

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Northampton to Cambridge bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Cambridge, Castle Street station.

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Northampton to Cambridge train services, operated by Great Northern, arrive at Cambridge station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Northampton to Cambridge is 57 miles. It takes approximately 1h 2m to drive from Northampton to Cambridge.

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