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

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Train  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Northampton to London Euston
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West

$56 - $114

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Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) 007 / ...

$19 - $26

2 alternative options

Bus, line 99 bus, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point J3) X7
  2. Take the line 99 bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point G3) to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) 99
  3. Take the train from Luton to Rainham (Kent)
  4. Take the train from Rainham (Kent) to Canterbury East

$61 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Canterbury 134.6 miles

$28 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Canterbury is to bus which costs £14 - £20 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Northampton to Canterbury is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Northampton to Canterbury station. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop) via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Northampton to Canterbury. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Canterbury West via St Pancras International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Northampton and Canterbury is 108 miles. The road distance is 134.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Northampton to Canterbury without a car is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs £40 - £90.

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Northampton to Canterbury, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Northampton to Canterbury is to train which takes 2 h 43 min and costs £40 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £20 and takes 5 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Northampton to Canterbury.
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  • Distance: 108.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Northampton to Canterbury via London Euston and St Pancras International in around 2 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Northampton to Canterbury via London Victoria Coach Station and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station in around 5 h 25 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
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Canterbury West
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Rainham (Kent) to Canterbury East
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
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 London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station to Canterbury, Bus Station (Travel Shop)
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Canterbury
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Ouibus
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point J3)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point G3) to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com

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