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There are 5 ways to get from Northampton to Leicester by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road to Leicester, Station Street X7 / ...

$7 - $10

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Rideshare  •  1 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Northampton to Leicestershire 39 miles

$4

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Northampton to Rugby
  2. Take the train from Nuneaton to Leicester

$41 - $68

Taxi  •  45 min

  1. Take a taxi from Northampton to Leicester 32.5 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  45 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Leicester 32.5 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Leicester is to rideshare which costs £3 and takes 1 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Northampton to Leicester is to taxi which costs £75 - £90 and takes 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road and arriving at Leicester, Station Street station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Northampton to Leicester. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Leicester via Rugby and Nuneaton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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The distance between Northampton and Leicester is 29 miles. The road distance is 32.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Northampton to Leicester without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 16 min and costs £5 - £8.

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The bus from Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road to Leicester, Station Street takes 1 h 16 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Northampton to Leicester bus services, operated by Stagecoach Northamptonshire, depart from Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road station.

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

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The best way to get from Northampton to Leicester is to bus which takes 1 h 16 min and costs £5 - £8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £30 - £55 and takes 2 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Northampton to Leicester.
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  • Distance: 29 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 16 min

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

Stagecoach Northamptonshire operates a bus from Northampton to Leicester hourly, and the journey takes 1 h 16 min. National Express also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Northampton to Leicester via Rugby and Nuneaton in around 2 h 7 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road to Leicester, Station Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Northampton to Leicester St Margarets Bus Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Northampton to Leicestershire
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Northampton to Leicester
Ave. Duration
45 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Bounds Taxis Northampton
Phone
+44 1604 626262
Website
boundstaxis.co.uk
Northampton Taxis
Phone
+44 1604 606040

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Northampton to Leicester bus services, operated by Stagecoach Northamptonshire, arrive at Leicester, Station Street.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Northampton to Leicester is 33 miles. It takes approximately 45 min to drive from Northampton to Leicester.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Northampton and Leicester. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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