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

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Train  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Northampton to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central

$75 - $112

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Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens National Express

$20 - $28

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Central station to Gloucester Green Bus Station X5
  2. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square to Swindon, Bus Station S6
  3. Take the train from Swindon to Cardiff Central

$59 - $103

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Cardiff 145.7 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Cardiff is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Northampton to Cardiff is to drive which costs £24 - £35 and takes 2 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Northampton to Cardiff station. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Northampton to Cardiff. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Cardiff Central via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between Northampton and Cardiff is 112 miles. The road distance is 145.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Northampton to Cardiff without a car is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs £55 - £90.

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It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Northampton to Cardiff, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Northampton to Cardiff is to train which takes 3 h 52 min and costs £55 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 4 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Northampton to Cardiff.
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  • Distance: 112.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 52 min

What companies run services between Northampton, England and Cardiff, Wales?

You can take a train from Northampton to Cardiff via Birmingham New Street in around 3 h 52 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Northampton to Cardiff via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth in around 4 h 55 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Swindon to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $70
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
National Express
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central station to Gloucester Green Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square to Swindon, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West

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Northampton to Cardiff bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Northampton to Cardiff train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Cardiff Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Northampton to Cardiff is 146 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to drive from Northampton to Cardiff.

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