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There are 6 ways to get from Northampton to Luton by bus, train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Bus National Express  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton to Luton National Express / ...

$7 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus Stagecoach in Bedford  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton Bus Interchange to Central Milton Keynes, The Point X7
  2. Take the bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point to Luton Station Interchange 99 / ...

$5 - $8

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Northampton to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton

$34 - $57

Rideshare  •  58 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Northampton to Luton 35.6 miles

$7

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Northampton to Luton 37.1 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Luton 37.1 miles

$8 - $12

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Luton is to rideshare which costs £5 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Northampton to Luton is to taxi which costs £130 - £160 and takes 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Northampton and arriving at Luton. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Northampton to Luton. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Luton via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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The distance between Northampton and Luton is 33 miles. The road distance is 37.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Northampton to Luton without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs £5 - £8.

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The bus from Northampton to Luton takes 1 h 10 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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The best way to get from Northampton to Luton is to bus which takes 1 h 10 min and costs £5 - £8. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £26 - £45 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Northampton to Luton.
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  • Distance: 32.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

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

National Express operates a bus from Northampton to Luton every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Northampton to Luton via London Euston and London St Pancras International LL in around 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $29
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 Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Northampton Bus Interchange to Central Milton Keynes, The Point
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point to Luton Station Interchange
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point to Luton Station Interchange
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Northampton to Luton
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Northampton to Luton
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Bounds Taxis Northampton
Phone
+44 1604 626262
Website
boundstaxis.co.uk
Northampton Taxis
Phone
+44 1604 606040

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

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Northampton to Luton train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Luton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Northampton to Luton is 37 miles. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Northampton to Luton.

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There are 313+ hotels available in Luton. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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

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