There are 6 ways to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Chester

$84 - $132

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Bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Chester National Express

$23 - $31

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Train Arriva Trains Wales  •  5 h 9 min

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

$53 - $110

Bus, train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Semilong, Marriott Street to Market Harborough, The Square (New Look) X7
  2. Take the bus from Market Harborough, The Square (New Look) to St Margaret's Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  4. Take the train from Derby to Crewe
  5. Take the train from Crewe to Chester

$39 - $81

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Chester Zoo 129.7 miles

$27 - $40

Train, fly, bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Northampton to Watford Junction
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Chester Zoo

$95 - $290

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Northampton to Chester Zoo. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Chester Zoo, Zoo Main Entrance (Chester Zoo) via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and Chester Bus Interchange. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Northampton and Chester Zoo is 108 miles. The road distance is 129.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo without a car is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo, including transfers.

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Northampton to Chester Zoo bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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The best way to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo is to train which takes 3 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 5 min.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Northampton to Chester Zoo bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Chester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Northampton to Chester Zoo is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from Northampton to Chester Zoo.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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Map of how to get from Northampton to Chester Zoo.
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  • Distance: 108.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Northampton, England and Chester Zoo, England?

Virgin West Coast Trains operates a train from Northampton to Chester Zoo hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 1 h 28 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Northampton to Chester Zoo once daily. Tickets cost $14 - $19 and the journey takes 3 h 35 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $120
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Crewe to Chester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $26
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$16 - $26
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Northampton to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Train from Northampton to Watford Junction
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $27
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Chester
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $55
First Anytime Day Single
$50 - $80
Train from Crewe to Chester
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$9 - $14
First Anytime Day Single
$13 - $20
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Chester
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Airport to Chester Zoo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Semilong, Marriott Street to Market Harborough, The Square (New Look)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Market Harborough, The Square (New Look) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk

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